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Title: A new approach for weighted constraint satisfaction
Authors: Lau, H.C. 
Keywords: Approximation algorithm
Constraint satisfaction
Semidefinite programming
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Lau, H.C. (2002). A new approach for weighted constraint satisfaction. Constraints 7 (2) : 151-165. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We consider the Weighted Constraint Satisfaction Problem which is an important problem in Artificial Intelligence. Given a set of variables, their domains and a set of constraints between variables, our goal is to obtain an assignment of the variables to domain values such that the weighted sum of satisfied constraints is maximized. In this paper, we present a new approach based on randomized rounding of semidefinite programming relaxation. Besides having provable worst-case bounds for domain sizes 2 and 3, our algorithm is simple and efficient in practice, and produces better solutions than some other polynomial-time algorithms such as greedy and randomized local search.
Source Title: Constraints
ISSN: 13837133
DOI: 10.1023/A:1015157615164
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