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Conference Papers Year : 2014

Detecting Cardinality Constraints in CNF

Armin Biere
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Norbert Manthey
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We present novel approaches to detect cardinality constraints\r≠xpressed in CNF. The first approach is based on a syntactic analysis\r\nof specific data structures used in SAT solvers to represent binary and\r\nternary clauses, whereas the second approach is based on a semantic\r\nanalysis by unit propagation. The syntactic approach computes an approximation\r\nof the cardinality constraints AtMost-1 and AtMost-2 constraints\r\nvery fast, whereas the semantic approach has the property to be\r\ngeneric, i.e. it can detect cardinality constraints AtMost-k for any k, at\r\na higher computation cost. Our experimental results suggest that both\r\napproaches are efficient at recovering AtMost-1 and AtMost-2 cardinality\r\nconstraints.
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hal-02380768 , version 1 (15-06-2022)



Armin Biere, Daniel Le Berre, Emmanuel Lonca, Norbert Manthey. Detecting Cardinality Constraints in CNF. 17th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT'14), 2014, Vienna, Austria. pp.285-301, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-09284-3_22⟩. ⟨hal-02380768⟩
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