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R85
Constraint Satisfaction
Rina Dechter (dechter@ics.uci.edu) & Francesca Rossi (frossi@math.unipd.it)
Abstract
Constraints are a declarative knowledge representation formalism that allows for a compact and expressive modeling of many real-life problems. Constraint satisfaction and propagation tools, as well as constraint programming languages, are successfully used to model, solve, and reason about many classes of problems, such as design, diagnosis, scheduling, spatio-temporal reasoning, resource allocation, configuration, network optimization, and graphical interfaces.

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