Stéphane Cardon

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In this paper, we propose a new approach to establish Singleton Arc Consistency (SAC) on constraint networks. While the principle of existing SAC algorithms involves performing a breadth-first search up to a depth equal to 1, the principle of the two algorithms introduced in this paper involves performing several runs of a greedy search (where at each step,(More)
In this paper, we propose two original and efficient approaches for enforcing singleton arc consistency. In the first one, the data structures used to enforce arc consistency are shared between all subproblems where a domain is reduced to a singleton. This new algorithm is not optimal but it requires far less space and is often more efficient in practice(More)
In this paper, we propose a comprehensive study of second-order consistencies (i.e., consistencies identifying inconsistent pairs of values) for constraint satisfaction. We build a full picture of the relationships existing between four basic second-order consistencies, namely path consistency (PC), 3-consistency (3C), dual consistency (DC) and 2-singleton(More)
Consistencies are properties of Constraint Networks (CNs) that can be exploited in order to make inferences. When a significant amount of such inferences can be performed, CNs are much easier to solve. In this paper, we interest ourselves in relation filtering consistencies for binary constraints, i.e. consistencies that allow to identify inconsistent pairs(More)
The progressive processing model allows a system to trade off resource consumption against the quality of the outcome by mapping each activity to a graph of potential solution methods. In the past, only semi-linear graphs have been used. We examine the application of the model to control the operation of an autonomous rover which operates under tight(More)