Several powerful machines, such as the D-Wave 2000Q, dedicated to solving combinatorial optimization problems through the Ising-model formulation have been developed. To input problems into the machines, the unknown parameters of the Ising model must be determined, and this is a nontrivial task. It may be beneficial to construct a method to estimate the parameters of the Ising model from several pairs of values of the energy and spin configurations. In the present paper, we propose a simple method employing L1-norm minimization, which is based on the concept of compressed sensing. Moreover, we analyze the typical performance of our proposed method of Hamiltonian estimation by using the replica method. We also compare our analytical results through several numerical experiments using the alternating direction method of multipliers.
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