Towards a Better Understanding of the Functionality of a Conflict-Driven SAT Solver

  • Nachum Dershowitz
  • Ziyad Hanna
  • Alexander Nadel
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-72788-0_27

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4501)
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Dershowitz N., Hanna Z., Nadel A. (2007) Towards a Better Understanding of the Functionality of a Conflict-Driven SAT Solver. In: Marques-Silva J., Sakallah K.A. (eds) Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing – SAT 2007. SAT 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4501. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We show that modern conflict-driven SAT solvers implicitly build and prune a decision tree whose nodes are associated with flipped variables. Practical usefulness of conflict-driven learning schemes, like 1UIP or AllUIP, depends on their ability to guide the solver towards refutations associated with compact decision trees. We propose an enhancement of 1UIP that is empirically helpful for real-world industrial benchmarks.

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© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nachum Dershowitz
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ziyad Hanna
    • 2
  • Alexander Nadel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Ramat AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Design Technology Solutions Group, Intel Corporation, HaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA 

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