In computer science, a holographic algorithm is an algorithm – a set of steps – that uses a holographic reduction. A holographic reduction always takes the same amount of time, and makes a big problem easier to solve. Holographic algorithms are not like laser holography, except metaphorically.
People have used holographic algorithms to find polynomial-time ("efficient") ways to solve problems related to mathematical graphs, like satisfiability. Holographic algorithms may be connected to the P versus NP problem or computational complexity theory.
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