Synthetic data generators – Sequential and private

Olivier Bousquet, Roi Livni, Shay Moran

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We study the sample complexity of private synthetic data generation over an unbounded sized class of statistical queries, and show that any class that is privately proper PAC learnable admits a private synthetic data generator (perhaps non-efficient). Previous work on synthetic data generators focused on the case that the query class D is finite and obtained sample complexity bounds that scale logarithmically with the size |D|. Here we construct a private synthetic data generator whose sample complexity is independent of the domain size, and we replace finiteness with the assumption that D is privately PAC learnable (a formally weaker task, hence we obtain equivalence between the two tasks).

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems
StatePublished - 2020
Event34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 6 Dec 202012 Dec 2020

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