Extending Existential Quantification in Conjunctions of BDDs

@article{Weaver2006ExtendingEQ,
  title={Extending Existential Quantification in Conjunctions of BDDs},
  author={Sean A. Weaver and John V. Franco and John S. Schlipf},
  journal={JSAT},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={89-110}
}
We introduce new approaches intended to speed up determining the satisfiability of a given Boolean formula φ expressed as a conjunction of Boolean functions. A common practice in such cases, when using constraint-oriented methods, is to represent the functions as BDDs, then repeatedly cluster BDDs containing one or more variables, and finally existentially quantify those variables away from the cluster. Clustering is essential because, in general, existential quantification cannot be applied… CONTINUE READING

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