Saturday January 21, 2023
– Live Presentation with Vincent Matsko –
Session at Noon ET (Atlanta Time).*
(*) 17:00 UTC/GMT
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Algorithmic Puzzle Design
The use of computer algorithms allows for designing puzzles which otherwise would be near impossible to create. Consider a puzzle involving 12-letter words which consist of four threeletter words, such as LITHOGRAPHER. How many such words are there? A brief algorithm searching a 90,000-word dictionary finds 21. Or what is the unique English word containing the sequence of letters “elg”? Yes, “doppelganger,” but is this the only one? Again, a brief algorithm can search and find those three-letter sequences which occur in essentially one word. Come hear about these and other puzzles which are impractical to create without the use of computer algorithms.