Exploiting Symmetry in SMT Problems

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Exploiting Symmetry in SMT Problems
Abstract. Methods exploiting problem symmetries have been very successful in several areas including constraint programming and SAT solving. We here recast a technique to enhance the performance of SMTsolvers by detecting symmetries in the input formulas and use them to prune the search space of the SMT algorithm. This technique is based on the concept of (syntactic) invariance by permutation of constants. An algorithm for solving SMT by taking advantage of such symmetries is presented. The implementation of this algorithm in the SMT-solver veriT is used to illustrate the practical benefits of this approach. It results in a significant improvement of veriT’s performances on the SMTLIB benchmarks that places it ahead of the winners of the last editions of the SMT-COMP contest in the QF UF category.
David Déharbe, Pascal Fontaine, Stephan Mer
Added 13 Dec 2011
Updated 13 Dec 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CADE
Authors David Déharbe, Pascal Fontaine, Stephan Merz, Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo
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