Evolution of unknotting strategies for knots and braids

Jackson, Nicholas, Johnson, Colin G. (2012) Evolution of unknotting strategies for knots and braids. In: Proceedings of the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012. .

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Abstract

This paper explores the problem of unknotting closed braids and classical knots in mathematical knot theory. We apply evolutionary computation methods to learn sequences of moves that simplify knot diagrams, and show that this can be effective both when the evolution is carried out for individual knots and when a generic sequence of moves is evolved for a set of knots.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA440 Geometry > QA611 Topology
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Colin Johnson
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 21:36 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70983 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Johnson, Colin G.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9236-6581
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