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Approximation Algorithm for the Max kCSP Problem
, 2006
"... We present a ck 2k approximation algorithm for the Max kCSP problem (where c> 0.44 is an absolute constant). This result improves the previously best known algorithm by Hast, which has an approximation guarantee of Ω ( k 2 k log k). Our approximation guarantee matches the upper bound of Samorodn ..."
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We present a ck 2k approximation algorithm for the Max kCSP problem (where c> 0.44 is an absolute constant). This result improves the previously best known algorithm by Hast, which has an approximation guarantee of Ω ( k 2 k log k). Our approximation guarantee matches the upper bound
Approximation Algorithm for NonBoolean MAX kCSP
"... Abstract. In this paper, we present a randomized polynomialtime approximation algorithm for MAX kCSPd. In MAX kCSPd, we are given a set of predicates of arity k over an alphabet of size d. Our goal is to find an assignment that maximizes the number of satisfied constraints. Our algorithm has appr ..."
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approximation factor Ω(kd/d k) (when k ≥ Ω(log d)). This bound is asymptotically optimal assuming the Unique Games Conjecture. The best previously known algorithm has approximation factor Ω(k log d/d k). We also give an approximation algorithm for the boolean MAX kCSP2 problem with a slightly improved
Improved Approximation Algorithms for Maximum Cut and Satisfiability Problems Using Semidefinite Programming
 Journal of the ACM
, 1995
"... We present randomized approximation algorithms for the maximum cut (MAX CUT) and maximum 2satisfiability (MAX 2SAT) problems that always deliver solutions of expected value at least .87856 times the optimal value. These algorithms use a simple and elegant technique that randomly rounds the solution ..."
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We present randomized approximation algorithms for the maximum cut (MAX CUT) and maximum 2satisfiability (MAX 2SAT) problems that always deliver solutions of expected value at least .87856 times the optimal value. These algorithms use a simple and elegant technique that randomly rounds
Proof verification and hardness of approximation problems
 IN PROC. 33RD ANN. IEEE SYMP. ON FOUND. OF COMP. SCI
, 1992
"... We show that every language in NP has a probablistic verifier that checks membership proofs for it using logarithmic number of random bits and by examining a constant number of bits in the proof. If a string is in the language, then there exists a proof such that the verifier accepts with probabilit ..."
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in the proof (though this number is a very slowly growing function of the input length). As a consequence we prove that no MAX SNPhard problem has a polynomial time approximation scheme, unless NP=P. The class MAX SNP was defined by Papadimitriou and Yannakakis [82] and hard problems for this class include
Maxmargin Markov networks
, 2003
"... In typical classification tasks, we seek a function which assigns a label to a single object. Kernelbased approaches, such as support vector machines (SVMs), which maximize the margin of confidence of the classifier, are the method of choice for many such tasks. Their popularity stems both from the ..."
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the ability to use highdimensional feature spaces, and from their strong theoretical guarantees. However, many realworld tasks involve sequential, spatial, or structured data, where multiple labels must be assigned. Existing kernelbased methods ignore structure in the problem, assigning labels
An Experimental Comparison of MinCut/MaxFlow Algorithms for Energy Minimization in Vision
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
, 2001
"... After [10, 15, 12, 2, 4] minimum cut/maximum flow algorithms on graphs emerged as an increasingly useful tool for exact or approximate energy minimization in lowlevel vision. The combinatorial optimization literature provides many mincut/maxflow algorithms with different polynomial time compl ..."
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After [10, 15, 12, 2, 4] minimum cut/maximum flow algorithms on graphs emerged as an increasingly useful tool for exact or approximate energy minimization in lowlevel vision. The combinatorial optimization literature provides many mincut/maxflow algorithms with different polynomial time
A Threshold of ln n for Approximating Set Cover
 JOURNAL OF THE ACM
, 1998
"... Given a collection F of subsets of S = f1; : : : ; ng, set cover is the problem of selecting as few as possible subsets from F such that their union covers S, and max kcover is the problem of selecting k subsets from F such that their union has maximum cardinality. Both these problems are NPhar ..."
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Given a collection F of subsets of S = f1; : : : ; ng, set cover is the problem of selecting as few as possible subsets from F such that their union covers S, and max kcover is the problem of selecting k subsets from F such that their union has maximum cardinality. Both these problems are NP
Greed is Good: Algorithmic Results for Sparse Approximation
, 2004
"... This article presents new results on using a greedy algorithm, orthogonal matching pursuit (OMP), to solve the sparse approximation problem over redundant dictionaries. It provides a sufficient condition under which both OMP and Donoho’s basis pursuit (BP) paradigm can recover the optimal representa ..."
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This article presents new results on using a greedy algorithm, orthogonal matching pursuit (OMP), to solve the sparse approximation problem over redundant dictionaries. It provides a sufficient condition under which both OMP and Donoho’s basis pursuit (BP) paradigm can recover the optimal
Feature selection based on mutual information: Criteria of maxdependency, maxrelevance, and minredundancy
 IEEE TRANS. PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
, 2005
"... Feature selection is an important problem for pattern classification systems. We study how to select good features according to the maximal statistical dependency criterion based on mutual information. Because of the difficulty in directly implementing the maximal dependency condition, we first der ..."
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Feature selection is an important problem for pattern classification systems. We study how to select good features according to the maximal statistical dependency criterion based on mutual information. Because of the difficulty in directly implementing the maximal dependency condition, we first
Constructing Free Energy Approximations and Generalized Belief Propagation Algorithms
 IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
, 2005
"... Important inference problems in statistical physics, computer vision, errorcorrecting coding theory, and artificial intelligence can all be reformulated as the computation of marginal probabilities on factor graphs. The belief propagation (BP) algorithm is an efficient way to solve these problems t ..."
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Important inference problems in statistical physics, computer vision, errorcorrecting coding theory, and artificial intelligence can all be reformulated as the computation of marginal probabilities on factor graphs. The belief propagation (BP) algorithm is an efficient way to solve these problems
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