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Filtering Methods for Symmetric Cardinality Constraint

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Available at http://www.springerlink.com/index/DBWMD10GWK5LNCM2.pdf

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Conference/Workshop Paper

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CPAIOR 2004 Conference Proceedings

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Springer


Abstract

The symmetric cardinality constraint is described in terms of a set of variables X={x1,...,xk}, which take their values as subsets of values V={v1,...,vn}. It constraints the cardinality of the set assigned to each variable to be in an interval [lxi,cxi] and at the same time it restricts the number of occurrences of each value vj in V in the sets assigned to variables in X to be in an other interval [lvj,cvj]. In this paper we introduce the symmetric cardinality constraint and define set constraint satisfaction problem as a framework for dealing with this type of constraints. Moreover, we present effective filtering methods for the symmetric cardinality constraint.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Kocjan678,
author = {Waldemar Kocjan},
title = {Filtering Methods for Symmetric Cardinality Constraint},
note = {Available at http://www.springerlink.com/index/DBWMD10GWK5LNCM2.pdf},
editor = {Jean-Charles Regin and Michel Rueher},
pages = {200--208},
month = {April},
year = {2004},
booktitle = {CPAIOR 2004 Conference Proceedings},
publisher = {Springer},
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/678-}
}