Standard methods for solving over-constrained problems apply constraint preferences for definition of optimal solution. There are, however, over-constrained problems with partially or even completely ordered variables and this ordering creates natural preferences for given problem. I developed a new constraint solving environment, where these preferences (variables’ annotations) dependent on variable occurence in constraint are applied.
Registration: ISBN 978-0-262-51106-3
Copyright: July 18-22, 1999, Orlando, Florida. Published by The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California.