Integrating Algebraic and SAT Solvers

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10693)


For solving systems of Boolean polynomials whose zeros are known to be contained in \(\mathbb {F}_2^n\), algebraic solvers such as the Boolean Border Basis Algorithm (BBBA) and SAT solvers use very different and possibly complementary methods to create new information. Based on suitable implementations of these solvers and conversion methods from Boolean polynomials to SAT clauses and back, we describe an automatic framework integrating the two solving techniques and exchanging newly found information between them. Using examples derived from cryptographic attacks, we present some initial experiments indicating the efficiency of this combination.


Boolean polynomial Border Basis Algorithm SAT solving Cryptographic attack 



We would like to express our gratitude to Tobias Schubert for providing us with the source code of the SAT solver antom. This work was financially supported by the DFG project “Algebraische Fehlerangriffe” [KR 1907/6-1].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics and MathematicsUniversity of PassauPassauGermany
  2. 2.Computer Architecture GroupAlbert-Ludwigs-University FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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