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Better Communication for Tighter Cooperation

  • Petra Hofstedt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1861)

Abstract

We propose a general scheme for the cooperation of different constraint solvers. A uniform interface for constraint solvers allows to formally specify information exchange between them and it enables the development of an open and very flexible combination mechanism. This mechanism allows the definition of a wide range of different cooperation strategies according to the current requirements such that our overall system forms a general framework for cooperating constraint solvers.

Keywords

Operational Semantic Constraint System Cooperation Strategy Constraint Solver Derivation Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Hofstedt
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBerlin University of TechnologyGermany

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