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The distributed breakout algorithms

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The distributed breakout algorithms
We present a new series of distributed constraint satisfaction algorithms, the distributed breakout algorithms, which is inspired by local search algorithms for solving the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP). The basic idea of these algorithms is for agents to repeatedly improve their tentative and flawed sets of assignments for variables simultaneously while communicating such tentative sets with each other until finding a solution to an instance of the distributed constraint satisfaction problem (DisCSP). We introduce four implementations of the distributed breakout algorithms: Single-DB, Multi-DB, Multi-DB+, and Multi-DB++. Single-DB is a distributed breakout algorithm for solving the DisCSP, where each agent has a single local variable and its related constraints. Multi-DB, on the other hand, is another distributed breakout algorithm for solving the distributed SAT (DisSAT) problem, where each agent has multiple local variables and their related clauses. Multi-DB+ and Multi-DB+...
Katsutoshi Hirayama, Makoto Yokoo
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Type Journal
Year 2005
Where AI
Authors Katsutoshi Hirayama, Makoto Yokoo
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