AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Fast d-DNNF Compilation with sharpSAT
Christian Muise, Sheila McIlraith, J. Christopher Beck, Eric Hsu

Last modified: 2010-07-07


Knowledge compilation is a valuable tool for dealing with the computational intractability of propositional reasoning. In knowledge compilation, a representation in a source language is typically compiled into a target language in order to perform some reasoning task in polynomial time. One particularly popular target language is Deterministic Decomposable Negation Normal Form (d-DNNF). d-DNNF supports efficient reasoning for tasks such as consistency checking and model counting, and as such it has proven a useful representation language for Bayesian inference, conformant planning, and diagnosis. In this paper, we exploit recent advances in #SAT solving in order to produce a new state-of-the-art CNF → d-DNNF compiler. We evaluate the properties and performance of our compiler relative to C2D, the de facto standard for compiling to d-DNNF. Empirical results demonstrate that our compiler is generally one order of magnitude faster than C2D on typical benchmark problems while yielding a d-DNNF representation of comparable size.

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