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Symmetry Breaking for Distributed Multi-Context Systems

  • Christian Drescher
  • Thomas Eiter
  • Michael Fink
  • Thomas Krennwallner
  • Toby Walsh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6645)

Abstract

Heterogeneous nonmonotonic multi-context systems (MCS) permit different logics to be used in different contexts, and link them via bridge rules. We investigate the role of symmetry detection and symmetry breaking in such systems to eliminate symmetric parts of the search space and, thereby, simplify the evaluation process. We propose a distributed algorithm that takes a local stance, i.e., computes independently the partial symmetries of a context and, in order to construct potential symmetries of the whole, combines them with those partial symmetries returned by neighbouring contexts. We prove the correctness of our methods. We instantiate such symmetry detection and symmetry breaking in a multi-context system with contexts that use answer set programs, and demonstrate computational benefit on some recently proposed benchmarks.

Keywords

Symmetry Breaking Belief State Partial Symmetry Potential Symmetry Nonmonotonic Logic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Drescher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas Eiter
    • 3
  • Michael Fink
    • 3
  • Thomas Krennwallner
    • 3
  • Toby Walsh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.NICTAAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Institut für InformationssystemeTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria

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