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

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Tackling the Partner Units Configuration Problem
Markus Aschinger, Conrad Drescher, Georg Gottlob, Peter Jeavons, Evgenij Thorstensen

Last modified: 2011-06-28

Abstract


The Partner Units Problem is a specific type of configuration problem with important applications in the area of surveillance and security. In this work we show that a special case of the problem, that is of great interest to our partners in industry, can directly be tackled via a structural problem decompostion method. Combining these theoretical insights with general purpose AI techniques such as constraint satisfaction and SAT solving proves to be particularly effective in practice.

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