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TOAST: Applying Answer Set Programming to Superoptimisation / Martin Brain; Tom Crick; Marina De Vos; John Fitch

Logic Programming, Volume: 4079

Swansea University Author: Crick, Tom

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DOI (Published version): 10.1007/11799573_21

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Answer set programming (ASP) is a form of declarative programming particularly suited to difficult combinatorial search problems. However, it has yet to be used for more than a handful of large-scale applications, which are needed to demonstrate the strengths of ASP and to motivate the development o...

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Published in: Logic Programming
ISBN: 978-3-540-36635-5 978-3-540-36636-2
ISSN: 0302-9743 1611-3349
Published: Seattle, USA Springer 2006
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa43401
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Abstract: Answer set programming (ASP) is a form of declarative programming particularly suited to difficult combinatorial search problems. However, it has yet to be used for more than a handful of large-scale applications, which are needed to demonstrate the strengths of ASP and to motivate the development of tools and methodology. This paper describes such a large-scale application, the TOAST (Total Optimisation using Answer Set Technology) system, which seeks to generate optimal machine code for simple, acyclic functions using a technique known as superoptimisation. ASP is used as a scalable computational engine to handle searching over complex, non-regular search spaces, with the experimental results suggesting that this is a viable approach to the optimisation problem and demonstrates the scalability of a variety of solvers.
Item Description: 22nd International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2006)
College: College of Science
End Page: 284