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Scheduling, vehicle routing and timetabling are all examples of constraint problems, and methods to solve them rely on the idea of constraint propagation and search. This book meets the need for a modern, multidisciplinary introduction to the field that covers foundations and applications. Written by Krzysztof Apt, an authority on the subject, it will be welcomed by graduate students and professionals. With the insertion of constraint techniques into programming environments, new developments have accelerated the solution process. Constraint programming combines ideas from artificial intelligence, programming languages, databases, and operational research.Read more
- A systematic introduction to the main aspects of constraint programming, with many examples showing the usefulness and versatility of this approach to programming
- A uniform presentation of constraint solvers and local consistency notions by means of proof rules, and of constraint propagation algorithms by means of generic iteration algorithms
- Summarises the main issues in constraint programming, and provides several pointers to the current literature
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- Date Published: September 2003
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521825832
- length: 420 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.94kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Constraint satisfaction problems: Examples
3. Constraint programming in a nutshell
4. Some complete constraint solvers
5. Local consistency notions
6. Some incomplete constraint solvers
7. Constraint propagation algorithms
9. General programming issues
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