TY - JOUR

T1 - A repeated-update problem in the DeltaBlue algorithm

AU - Suzuki, Tetsuya

AU - Tokuda, Takehiro

PY - 1998/10

Y1 - 1998/10

N2 - We observe a repeated-update problem in the process of updating walkabout strengths of the DeltaBlue algorithm, which is known as a fast constraint solving method based on local propagation. According to the basic references on the DeltaBlue algorithm, the time complexity of the planning phase is described as O(MN) for a constraint problem such that the number of constraints is N and the maximum number of methods a constraint has is M. We, however, point out that the time complexity is not O(MN) using a very simple example. In this example, the time complexity is exponential order for N. Then we present a corrected DeltaBlue algorithm whose time complexity is O(EN2) for a constraint problem such that the number of constraints is N and the maximum number of variables a constraint has is E. Finally we measure the performance of the corrected DeltaBlue algorithm using two benchmarks.

AB - We observe a repeated-update problem in the process of updating walkabout strengths of the DeltaBlue algorithm, which is known as a fast constraint solving method based on local propagation. According to the basic references on the DeltaBlue algorithm, the time complexity of the planning phase is described as O(MN) for a constraint problem such that the number of constraints is N and the maximum number of methods a constraint has is M. We, however, point out that the time complexity is not O(MN) using a very simple example. In this example, the time complexity is exponential order for N. Then we present a corrected DeltaBlue algorithm whose time complexity is O(EN2) for a constraint problem such that the number of constraints is N and the maximum number of variables a constraint has is E. Finally we measure the performance of the corrected DeltaBlue algorithm using two benchmarks.

KW - Constraint solving algorithm

KW - DeltaBlue algorithm

KW - Local propagation

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U2 - 10.1023/A:1009776022504

DO - 10.1023/A:1009776022504

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:10044269965

SN - 1383-7133

VL - 3

SP - 331

EP - 341

JO - Constraints

JF - Constraints

IS - 4

ER -