Definition: The problem of finding a maximum (or minimum) weight matching in a weighted, bipartite graph.
Also known as marriage problem.
See also Munkres' assignment algorithm.
Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 7-21, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.
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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "assignment problem", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 16 May 2005. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/assignment.html