DOI: 10.3390/math11244989 ISSN: 2227-7390

AIOL: An Improved Orthogonal Lattice Algorithm for the General Approximate Common Divisor Problem

Yinxia Ran, Yun Pan, Licheng Wang, Zhenfu Cao
  • General Mathematics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

The security of several fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) schemes depends on the intractability assumption of the approximate common divisor (ACD) problem over integers. Subsequent efforts to solve the ACD problem as well as its variants were also developed during the past decade. In this paper, an improved orthogonal lattice (OL)-based algorithm, AIOL, is proposed to solve the general approximate common divisor (GACD) problem. The conditions for ensuring the feasibility of AIOL are also presented. Compared to the Ding–Tao OL algorithm, the well-known LLL reduction method is used only once in AIOL, and when the error vector r is recovered in AIOL, the possible difference between the restored and the true value of p is given. Experimental comparisons between the Ding-Tao algorithm and ours are also provided to validate our improvements.