Binary Pattern Tile Set Synthesis Is NP-Hard

Lila Kari, Steffen Kopecki, Pierre Étienne Meunier, Matthew J. Patitz, Shinnosuke Seki*

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

2 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

Abstrakti

We solve an open problem, stated in 2008, about the feasibility of designing efficient algorithmic self-assembling systems which produce 2-dimensional colored patterns. More precisely, we show that the problem of finding the smallest tile assembly system which rectilinearly self-assembles an input pattern with 2 colors (i.e., 2-Pats) is (Formula presented.)-hard. Of both theoretical and practical significance, the more general k-Pats problem has been studied in a series of papers which have shown k-Pats to be (Formula presented.)-hard for (Formula presented.), (Formula presented.), and then (Formula presented.). In this paper, we prove the fundamental conjecture that 2-Pats is (Formula presented.)-hard, concluding this line of study. While most of our proof relies on standard mathematical proof techniques, one crucial lemma makes use of a computer-assisted proof, which is a relatively novel but increasingly utilized paradigm for deriving proofs for complex mathematical problems. This tool is especially powerful for attacking combinatorial problems, as exemplified by the proof for the four color theorem and the recent important advance on the Erdős discrepancy problem using computer programs. In this paper, these techniques will be brought to a new order of magnitude, computational tasks corresponding to one CPU-year. We massively parallelize our program, and provide a full proof of its correctness. Its source code is freely available online.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut1-46
Sivumäärä46
JulkaisuAlgorithmica
Vuosikerta78
Numero1
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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