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2 Author(s)
De Santis, A. ; Dipt. di Inf. ed Applicazioni, Salerno Univ., Italy ; Masucci, B.

A (t,k,n,S) ramp scheme is a protocol to distribute a secret s chosen in S among a set P of n participants in such a way that: (1) sets of participants of cardinality greater than or equal to k can reconstruct the secret s; (2) sets of participants of cardinality less than or equal to t have no information on s, whereas (3) sets of participants of cardinality greater than t and less than k might have “some” information on s. In this correspondence we analyze multiple ramp schemes, which are protocols to share many secrets among a set P of participants, using different ramp schemes. In particular, we prove a tight lower bound on the size of the shares held by each participant and on the dealer's randomness in multiple ramp schemes

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 5 )