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# Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms to Estimate the Number of Defectives

*Proceedings of Algorithmic Learning Theory*, PMLR 83:93-110, 2018.

#### Abstract

We study the problem of estimating the number of defective
items in adaptive Group testing by using a minimum number of queries.
We improve the existing algorithm and prove a lower bound that shows that,
for constant estimation, the number of tests in our algorithm is optimal.