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Statistical Regimes Across Constrainedness Regions

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Statistical Regimes Across Constrainedness Regions
Abstract. Much progress has been made in terms of boosting the effectiveness of backtrack style search methods. In addition, during the last decade, a much better understanding of problem hardness, typical case complexity, and backtrack search behavior has been obtained. One example of a recent insight into backtrack search concerns so-called heavy-tailed behavior in randomized versions of backtrack search. Such heavy-tails explain the large variations in runtime often observed in practice. However, heavy-tailed behavior does certainly not occur on all instances. This has led to a need for a more precise characterization of when heavy-tailedness does and when it does not occur in backtrack search. In this paper, we provide such a characterization. We identify different statistical regimes of the tail of the runtime distributions of randomized backtrack search methods and show how they are correlated with the “sophistication” of the search procedure combined with the inherent hardn...
Carla P. Gomes, Cèsar Fernández, Bar
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CP
Authors Carla P. Gomes, Cèsar Fernández, Bart Selman, Christian Bessière
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