graph theory


: a branch of mathematics concerned with the study of graphs

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Recent Examples on the Web The name comes from the field of mathematics (graph theory) that the benchmark draws most heavily from. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Dec. 2010 The authors also generalized that same technique to improve the multiplication process for rectangular (n-by-m) matrices — a procedure that has applications in graph theory, machine learning and other areas. Quanta Magazine, 7 Mar. 2024 Another piece of their AI puzzle is graph theory – the same kind of math that helps TikTok determine what kind of videos to send you. Alex Knapp, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 This connection between these bipartite graphs and LLMs allowed Arora and Goyal to use the tools of random graph theory to analyze LLM behavior by proxy. Quanta Magazine, 22 Jan. 2024 Maybe random graph theory could give researchers a way to understand and predict the apparently unexpected behaviors of large LLMs. Quanta Magazine, 22 Jan. 2024 Why Reciprocity Is So Useful Quadratic reciprocity is used in areas of research as diverse as graph theory, algebraic topology and cryptography. Quanta Magazine, 1 Nov. 2023 This is especially true in graph theory, a field that studies networks of objects and the connections between them. Patrick Honner, Quanta Magazine, 21 July 2023 But a graph in graph theory is a completely abstract notion. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2023

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First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graph theory was in 1947

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“Graph theory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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