Publications in Scientific Journals:

R. Pichler, St. Rümmele, St. Szeider, S. Woltran:
"Tractable Answer-Set Programming with Weight Constraints: Bounded Treewidth is not Enough";
Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, FirstView Article (2012), July; 1 - 24.

English abstract:
Cardinality constraints or, more generally, weight constraints are well recognized as an impor- tant extension of answer-set programming. Clearly, all common algorithmic tasks related to programs with cardinality or weight constraints - like checking the consistency of a program - are intractable. Many intractable problems in the area of knowledge representation and reasoning have been shown to become linear time tractable if the treewidth of the programs or formulas under consideration is bounded by some constant. The goal of this paper is to apply the notion of treewidth to programs with cardinality or weight constraints and to identify tractable fragments. It will turn out that the straightforward application of treewidth to such class of programs does not suffice to obtain tractability. However, by imposing further restrictions, tractability can be achieved.

answer-set programming, parameterized complexity analysis, treewidth

"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)

Related Projects:
Project Head Stefan Szeider:
The Parameterized Complexity of Reasoning Problems

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