AAAI Publications, Twenty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Knowledge Compilation Properties of Trees-of-BDDs, Revisited
Hélène Fargier, Pierre Marquis

Last modified: 2009-06-25

Abstract


Recent results have shown the interest  of trees-of-BDDs as a suitable target language for propositional knowledge compilation from the practical side. In the present paper,  the concept of tree-of-BDDs is extended to additional classes of data structures C, thus leading to trees-of-C representations (ToC). We provide a number of generic results enabling one to determine the queries/transformations satisfied by ToC depending on those satisfied by C. We also present some results about the spatial efficiency of the ToC languages. Focusing on the ToB language (and other related languages), we address a number of issues that remained open in (Subbarayan et al 2007). We show that beyond co and va, the ToB fragment satisfies im and me but satisfies neither cd nor any query among ce, se unlesssf P = NP. Among other results, we prove that ToB is not comparable w.r.t. succinctness with any of cnf, dnf,  Dnnf unless the polynomial hierarchy collapses.This contributes to the explanation of  some empirical results reported in (Subbarayan et al 2007).

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