A New Algorithm for Parameterized MAX-SAT

  • Ivan Bliznets
  • Alexander Golovnev
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7535)


We show how to check whether at least k clauses of an input formula in CNF can be satisfied in time O *(1.358 k ). This improves the bound O *(1.370 k ) proved by Chen and Kanj more than 10 years ago. Though the presented algorithm is based on standard splitting techniques its core are new simplification rules that often allow to reduce the size of case analysis. Our improvement is based on a simple algorithm for a special case of MAX-SAT where each variable appears at most 3 times.


exact algorithms maximum satisfiability parameterized algorithms satisfiability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Bliznets
    • 1
  • Alexander Golovnev
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg University of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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