Clique Inference Process for Solving Max-CSP

  • Mohand Ou Idir Khemmoudj
  • Hachemi Bennaceur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4204)


In this paper we show that the clique concept can be exploited in order to solve Max-CSP. We present a clique inference process which leads to construct linear systems useful for computing new lower bounds. The clique inference process is introduced in the PFC-MPRDAC[5] algorithm and the obtained algorithm is called PFC-MPRDAC+CBB (CBB for Clique Based Bound). The carried out experiments have shown that PFC-MPRDAC+CBB leads to obtain very encouraging results.


Constraint Satisfaction Problem Lagrangean Relaxation Local Consistency Binary Constraint Dual Lagrangean Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohand Ou Idir Khemmoudj
    • 1
  • Hachemi Bennaceur
    • 1
  1. 1.LIPN-CNRS UMR 7030VilletaneuseFrance

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