Search Results

Documents authored by Gomes, Carla P.


Document
Short Paper
A New Approach to Finding 2 x n Partially Spatially Balanced Latin Rectangles (Short Paper)

Authors: Renee Mirka, Laura Greenstreet, Marc Grimson, and Carla P. Gomes

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 280, 29th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2023)


Abstract
Partially spatially balanced Latin rectangles are combinatorial structures that are important for experimental design. However, it is computationally challenging to find even small optimally balanced rectangles, where previous work has not been able to prove optimality for any rectangle with a dimension above size 11. Here we introduce a graph-based encoding for the 2 × n case based on finding the minimum-cost clique of size n. This encoding inspires a new mixed-integer programming (MIP) formulation, which finds exact solutions for the 2 × 12 and 2 × 13 cases and provides improved bounds up to n = 20. Compared to three other methods, the new formulation establishes the best lower bound in all cases and establishes the best upper bound in five out of seven cases.

Cite as

Renee Mirka, Laura Greenstreet, Marc Grimson, and Carla P. Gomes. A New Approach to Finding 2 x n Partially Spatially Balanced Latin Rectangles (Short Paper). In 29th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 280, pp. 47:1-47:11, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


Copy BibTex To Clipboard

@InProceedings{mirka_et_al:LIPIcs.CP.2023.47,
  author =	{Mirka, Renee and Greenstreet, Laura and Grimson, Marc and Gomes, Carla P.},
  title =	{{A New Approach to Finding 2 x n Partially Spatially Balanced Latin Rectangles}},
  booktitle =	{29th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2023)},
  pages =	{47:1--47:11},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-300-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{280},
  editor =	{Yap, Roland H. C.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2023.47},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-190849},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2023.47},
  annote =	{Keywords: Spatially balanced Latin squares, partially spatially balanced Latin rectangles, minimum edge weight clique, combinatorial optimization, mixed integer programming, imbalance, cliques}
}
Document
CLR-DRNets: Curriculum Learning with Restarts to Solve Visual Combinatorial Games

Authors: Yiwei Bai, Di Chen, and Carla P. Gomes

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 210, 27th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2021)


Abstract
We introduce a curriculum learning framework for challenging tasks that require a combination of pattern recognition and combinatorial reasoning, such as single-player visual combinatorial games. Our work harnesses Deep Reasoning Nets (DRNets) [Chen et al., 2020], a framework that combines deep learning with constraint reasoning for unsupervised pattern demixing. We propose CLR-DRNets (pronounced Clear-DRNets), a curriculum-learning-with-restarts framework to boost the performance of DRNets. CLR-DRNets incrementally increase the difficulty of the training instances and use restarts, a new model selection method that selects multiple models from the same training trajectory to learn a set of diverse heuristics and apply them at inference time. An enhanced reasoning module is also proposed for CLR-DRNets to improve the ability of reasoning and generalize to unseen instances. We consider Visual Sudoku, i.e., Sudoku with hand-written digits or letters, and Visual Mixed Sudoku, a substantially more challenging task that requires the demixing and completion of two overlapping Visual Sudokus. We propose an enhanced reasoning module for the DRNets framework for encoding these visual games We show how CLR-DRNets considerably outperform DRNets and other approaches on these visual combinatorial games.

Cite as

Yiwei Bai, Di Chen, and Carla P. Gomes. CLR-DRNets: Curriculum Learning with Restarts to Solve Visual Combinatorial Games. In 27th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 210, pp. 17:1-17:14, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


Copy BibTex To Clipboard

@InProceedings{bai_et_al:LIPIcs.CP.2021.17,
  author =	{Bai, Yiwei and Chen, Di and Gomes, Carla P.},
  title =	{{CLR-DRNets: Curriculum Learning with Restarts to Solve Visual Combinatorial Games}},
  booktitle =	{27th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2021)},
  pages =	{17:1--17:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-211-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{210},
  editor =	{Michel, Laurent D.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2021.17},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-153086},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2021.17},
  annote =	{Keywords: Unsupervised Learning, Combinatorial Optimization}
}
Questions / Remarks / Feedback
X

Feedback for Dagstuhl Publishing


Thanks for your feedback!

Feedback submitted

Could not send message

Please try again later or send an E-mail