AMUSE: a minimally-unsatisfiable subformula extractor

@article{Oh2004AMUSEAM,
  title={AMUSE: a minimally-unsatisfiable subformula extractor},
  author={Yoonna Oh and M. Mneimneh and Zaher S. Andraus and K. Sakallah and I. Markov},
  journal={Proceedings. 41st Design Automation Conference, 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={518-523}
}
This paper describes a new algorithm for extracting unsatisfiable subformulas from a given unsatisfiable CNF formula. Such unsatisfiable "cores" can be very helpful in diagnosing the causes of infeasibility in large systems. Our algorithm is unique in that it adapts the "learning process" of a modern SAT solver to identify unsatisfiable subformulas rather than search for satisfying assignments. Compared to existing approaches, this method can be viewed as a bottom-up core extraction procedure… Expand
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