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Passing Messages to Lonely Numbers

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Bauke, H. ; Max Planck Inst. for Nucl. Phys., Heidelberg

Message-passing methods provide powerful approximation algorithms for problems that can be formulated in terms of (probabilistic) graphical models. These methods find applications in statistical physics, inference, and combinatorial optimization. Sudoku, a popular number puzzle, is a simple optimization problem that message-passing algorithms can help solve. Therefore, Sudoku is an ideal vehicle to demonstrate these methods' strengths and limitations.

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 2 )