A comparative study: Ant colony optimization algorithm and backtracking algorithm for sudoku game

Novrindah Alvi Hasanah, Luthfi Atikah, Darlis Herumurti, Andhik Ampuh Yunanto

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Abstract

Combining games with learning methods are the most effective way to increase learning motivation, ratification, concentration, and student skills in understanding and solving problems. One of the most popular games is Sudoku. Traditional methods that have used to solve problems in the Sudoku game show a fairly complex solution. So, a good method for solving these problems is needed such as Ant Colony Optimization, which can be used for path searching. This research uses Ant Colony Optimization as a method to find the best path effectively and efficiently to complete the game. Test results used as a benchmark for the Ant Colony Optimization method are better at completing the game by compiling it with traditional methods such as Backtracking. The result of this research shows that Ant Colony Optimization has better performance than Backtracking algorithm. It was proven by 75 trials conducted at three levels of the game resulting in 67 trials (89%) showing Ant Colony Optimization completing the game faster than Backtracking Algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 International Seminar on Application for Technology of Information and Communication
Subtitle of host publicationIT Challenges for Sustainability, Scalability, and Security in the Age of Digital Disruption, iSemantic 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages548-553
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728190686
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2020
Event2020 International Seminar on Application for Technology of Information and Communication, iSemantic 2020 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Sept 202020 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 International Seminar on Application for Technology of Information and Communication: IT Challenges for Sustainability, Scalability, and Security in the Age of Digital Disruption, iSemantic 2020

Conference

Conference2020 International Seminar on Application for Technology of Information and Communication, iSemantic 2020
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CitySemarang
Period19/09/2020/09/20

Keywords

  • Ant Colony Optimization (ACO)
  • Backtracking Algorithm
  • Sudoku

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