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Tractable Tree Convex Constraint Networks

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Tractable Tree Convex Constraint Networks
A binary constraint network is tree convex if we can construct a tree for the domain of the variables so that for any constraint, no matter what value one variable takes, all the values allowed for the other variable form a subtree of the constructed tree. It is known that a tree convex network is globally consistent if it is path consistent. However, if a tree convex network is not path consistent, enforcing path consistency on it may not make it globally consistent. In this paper, we identify a subclass of tree convex networks which are locally chain convex and union closed. This class of problems can be made globally consistent by path consistency and thus is tractable. More interestingly, we also find that some scene labeling problems can be modeled by tree convex constraints in a natural and meaningful way.
Yuanlin Zhang, Eugene C. Freuder
Added 30 Oct 2010
Updated 30 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where AAAI
Authors Yuanlin Zhang, Eugene C. Freuder
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