Summarizing CSP Hardness with Continuous Probability Distributions


We present empirical evidence that the distribution of eeort required to solve CSPs randomly generated at the 50% satissable point, when using a backtracking algorithm, can be approximated by two standard families of continuous probability distribution functions. Solvable problems can be modelled by the Weibull distribution , and unsolvable problems by the lognormal distribution. These distributions t equally well over a variety of backtracking based algorithms.

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@inproceedings{Frost1997SummarizingCH, title={Summarizing CSP Hardness with Continuous Probability Distributions}, author={Daniel Frost and Irina Rish and Llu{\'i}s Vila}, booktitle={AAAI/IAAI}, year={1997} }