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CORR

2008

Springer

2008

Springer

Determining the evolutionary history of a given biological data is an important task in biological sciences. Given a set of quartet topologies over a set of taxa, the Maximum Quartet Consistency (MQC) problem consists of computing a global phylogeny that satisfies the maximum number of quartets. A number of solutions have been proposed for the MQC problem, including Dynamic Programming, Constraint Programming, and more recently Answer Set Programming (ASP). ASP is currently the most efficient approach for optimally solving the MQC problem. This paper proposes encoding the MQC problem with pseudoBoolean (PB) constraints. The use of PB allows solving the MQC problem with efficient PB solvers, and also allows considering different modeling approaches for the MQC problem. Initial results are promising, and suggest that PB can be an effective alternative for solving the MQC problem.

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Added |
09 Dec 2010 |

Updated |
09 Dec 2010 |

Type |
Journal |

Year |
2008 |

Where |
CORR |

Authors |
António Morgado, João P. Marques Silva |

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