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The Decimation Process in Random k-SAT

  • Amin Coja-Oghlan
  • Angelica Y. Pachon-Pinzon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6755)

Abstract

Non-rigorous statistical mechanics ideas have inspired a message passing algorithm called Belief propagation guided decimation for finding satisfying assignments of random k-SAT instances. This algorithm can be viewed as an attempt at implementing a certain thought experiment that we call the decimation process. In this paper we identify a variety of phase transitions in the decimation process and link these phase transitions to the performance of the algorithm.

Keywords

Ferromagnetic Phase Satisfying Assignment Cavity Method Unit Clause Symmetric Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amin Coja-Oghlan
    • 1
  • Angelica Y. Pachon-Pinzon
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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