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Conference Papers Year : 1996

Lazy arc consistency


Arc consistency filtering is widely used in the framework of binary constraint satisfaction problems : with a low complexity, inconsistencymay be detected and domains are filtered. In this paper, we show that when detecting inconsistency is the objective, a systematic domain filtering is useless and a lazy approach is more adequate. Whereas usual arc consistency algorithms produce the maximum arc consistent sub-domain, when it exists, we propose a method, called LAC_7, which only looks for any arc consistent sub-domain. The algorithm is then extended to provide the additional service of locating one variable with a minimum domain cardinality in the maximum arc consistent sub-domain, without necessarily computing all domain sizes. Finally, we compare traditional AC enforcing and lazy AC enforcing using several benchmark problems, both randomly generated CSP and real life problems.
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hal-02771457 , version 1 (04-06-2020)


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Thomas Schiex, J.C. Régin, Christine Gaspin, G. Verfaillie. Lazy arc consistency. National American Conference on Artificial Intelligent, 1996, Portland, United States. ⟨hal-02771457⟩
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