MiniMaxSAT: An Efficient Weighted Max-SAT solver

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In this paper we introduce MiniMaxSat, a new Max-SAT solver that is built on top of MiniSat+. It incorporates the best current SAT and Max-SAT techniques. It can handle hard clauses(clauses of mandatory satisfaction as in SAT), soft clauses (clauses whose falsification is penalized by a cost as in Max-SAT) as well as pseudo-boolean objective functions and constraints. Its main features are: learning and backjumping on hard clauses; resolution-based and substraction-based lower bounding; and lazy propagation with the two-watched literal scheme. Our empirical evaluation comparing a wide set of solving alternatives on a broad set of optimization benchmarks indicates that the performance of MiniMaxSat is usually close to the best specialized alternative and, in some cases, even better.

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