Schedulers and Redundancy for a Class of Constraint Propagation Rules [article]

Sebastian Brand, Krzysztof R. Apt
2004 arXiv   pre-print
We study here schedulers for a class of rules that naturally arise in the context of rule-based constraint programming. We systematically derive a scheduler for them from a generic iteration algorithm of [Apt 2000]. We apply this study to so-called membership rules of [Apt and Monfroy 2001]. This leads to an implementation that yields a considerably better performance for these rules than their execution as standard CHR rules. Finally, we show how redundant rules can be identified and how appropriately reduced sets of rules can be computed.
arXiv:cs/0403037v3 fatcat:k77jvxrtlbdlvbremwimezhufa