Sinkhorn Solves Sudoku

@article{Moon2009SinkhornSS,
  title={Sinkhorn Solves Sudoku},
  author={Todd K. Moon and Jacob H. Gunther and J. J. Kupin},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
  year={2009},
  volume={55},
  pages={1741-1746}
}
The Sudoku puzzle is a discrete constraint satisfaction problem, as is the error correction decoding problem. We propose here an algorithm for solution to the Sinkhorn puzzle based on Sinkhorn balancing. Sinkhorn balancing is an algorithm for projecting a matrix onto the space of doubly stochastic matrices. The Sinkhorn balancing solver is capable of solving all but the most difficult puzzles. A proof of convergence is presented, with some information theoretic connections. A random… CONTINUE READING
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