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On the reification of global constraints. (English) Zbl 1328.68192
Summary: We introduce a simple idea for deriving reified global constraints in a systematic way. It is based on the observation that most global constraints can be reformulated as a conjunction of total function constraints together with a constraint that can be easily reified.

MSC:
68T20 Problem solving in the context of artificial intelligence (heuristics, search strategies, etc.)
68N17 Logic programming
68Q45 Formal languages and automata
Software:
MINION; Zinc
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