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Bharat Purohit

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Tiling Problems
Posted: Apr 9, 1993 12:24 PM
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I am a computer scientist, who is currently trying to program
Neural Networks to solve various Tiling Problems.
As a non-mathematician, I would appreciate any help or advice,
pointers to useful references about tiling problems. I am aware
of Solomon Golomb's book on Polyominoes and the Scientific American
articles by Martin Gardner.

To clear up any confusion I had better say what I mean by the
Tiling problem.
Given a set of tiling-pieces, and an irregular closed region,
completly cover the closed region with pieces.

The following is allowed:
make as many copies of any tile-piece you want,
translate and rotate the coiped pieces how you like.
invert/flip the peice if desired.

You are NOT allowed to:
perform any operation on the tile-piece which deforms
it (this includes scaling).

Thanks in advance...

Bharat Purohit
Image Processing Group,
Kings College London,
University of London,
email: or

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