An Efficient Decision Procedure for UTVPI Constraints

A unit two variable per inequality (UTVPI) constraint is of the form a.x+b.y łeq d where x and y are integer variables, the coefficients a,b \in \-1,0,1$ and the bound d is an integer constant. This paper presents an efficient decision procedure for UTVPI constraints. Given m such constraints over n variables, the procedure checks the satisfiability of the constraints in O(n.m) time and O(n+m) space. This improves upon the previously known O(n^2.m) time and O(n^2) space algorithm based on transitive closure. Our decision procedure is also equality generating, proof generating, and model generating.

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In  Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCos '05)

Publisher  Springer Verlag
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