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@article{Yuille1994StatisticalPA, title={Statistical Physics Algorithms That Converge}, author={Alan L. Yuille and J. J. Kosowsky}, journal={Neural Computation}, year={1994}, volume={6}, pages={341-356} }

- Published 1994 in Neural Computation
DOI:10.1162/neco.1994.6.3.341

In recent years there has been significant interest in adapting techniques from statistical physics, in particular mean field theory, to provide deterministic heuristic algorithms for obtaining approximate solutions to optimization problems. Although these algorithms have been shown experimentally to be successful there has been little theoretical analysis of them. In this paper we demonstrate connections between mean field theory methods and other approaches, in particular, barrier functionâ€¦Â CONTINUE READING

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