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  • Jinbo Huang
  • Proceedings of the ASP-DAC 2005. Asia and South…
  • 2005
After establishing the unsatisfiability of a SAT instance encoding a typical design task, there is a practical need to identify its minimal unsatisfiable subsets, which pinpoint the reasons for the infeasibility of the design. Due to the potentially expensive computation, existing tools for the extraction of unsatisfiable subformulas do not guarantee the(More)
The DPLL procedure has found great success in SAT, where search terminates on the first solution discovered. We show that this procedure is equally promising in a problem where exhaustive search is used, given that it is augmented with appropriate caching. Specifically, we propose two DPLL-based algorithms that construct OBDDs for CNF formulas. These(More)
While the efficiency and scalability of modern SAT technology offers an intriguing alternative approach to constraint solving via translation to SAT, previous work has mostly focused on the translation of specific types of constraints, such as pseudo Boolean constraints, finite integer linear constraints, and constraints given as explicit listings of(More)
Due to large search spaces, diagnosis of combinational circuits is often practical for finding only single and double faults. In principle, system models can be compiled into a tractable representation (such as DNNF) on which faults of arbitrary cardinality can be found efficiently. For large circuits, however, compilation can become a bottleneck due to the(More)
Fundamentally different from DPLL, a new approach to SAT has recently emerged that abandons search and enlists BDDs to symbolically represent clauses of the CNF. These BDDs are conjoined according to a schedule where some variables may be eliminated by quantification at each step to reduce the size of the intermediate BDDs. SAT solving then reduces to(More)
The MAP (maximum a posteriori hypothesis) problem in Bayesian networks is to find the most likely states of a set of variables given partial evidence on the complement of that set. Standard structure-based inference methods for finding exact solutions to MAP, such as variable elimination and jointree algorithms, have complexities that are exponential in the(More)
The past decade has seen clause learning as the most successful algorithm for SAT instances arising from real-world applications. This practical success is accompanied by theoretical results showing clause learning as equivalent in power to resolution. There exist, however, problems that are intractable for resolution, for which clause-learning solvers are(More)