Journal article

Removing propagation redundant constraints in redundant modeling

CW Choi, JHM Lee, PJ Stuckey

ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC | ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY | Published : 2007

Abstract

A widely adopted approach to solving constraint satisfaction problems combines systematic tree search with various degrees of constraint propagation for pruning the search space. One common technique to improve the execution efficiency is to add redundant constraints, which are constraints logically implied by others in the problem model. However, some redundant constraints are propagation redundant and hence do not contribute additional propagation information to the constraint solver. Redundant constraints arise naturally in the process of redundant modeling where two models of the same problem are connected and combined through channeling constraints. In this paper, we give general theore..

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