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Beside impressive progresses made by SAT solvers over the last ten years, only few works tried to understand why Conflict Directed Clause Learning algorithms (CDCL) are so strong and efficient on most industrial applications. We report in this work a key observation of CDCL solvers behavior on this family of benchmarks and explain it by an unsus-pected side(More)
For the third consecutive year, a SAT competition was organized as a joint event with the SAT conference. With 55 solvers from 25 author groups, the competition was a clear success. One of the noticeable facts from the 2004 competition is the superiority of incomplete solvers on satisfiable random k-SAT benchmarks. It can also be pointed out that the(More)
Local search algorithms for satisfiability testing are still the best methods for a large number of problems , despite tremendous progresses observed on complete search algorithms over the last few years. However, their intrinsic limit does not allow them to address UNSAT problems. Ten years ago, this question challenged the community without any answer:(More)
etermining whether a given propositional logic formula is satisfiable is one of the most fundamental problems in computer science, known as the canonical NP-complete Boolean satisfiability (SAT) problem (Biere et al. 2009). In addition to its theoretical importance, major advances in the development of robust implementations of decision procedures for SAT,(More)
We define solving techniques for the Minimum Sat-isfiability Problem (MinSAT), propose an efficient branch-and-bound algorithm to solve the Weighted Partial MinSAT problem, and report on an empirical evaluation of the algorithm on Min-3SAT, Max-Clique, and combinatorial auction problems. Techniques solving MinSAT are substantially different from those for(More)
In a peer-to-peer inference system, each peer can reason locally but can also solicit some of its acquaintances, which are peers sharing part of its vocabulary. In this paper, we consider peer-to-peer inference systems in which the local theory of each peer is a set of propositional clauses defined upon a local vocabulary. An important characteristic of(More)