Compilation of Aggregates in ASP

Giuseppe Mazzotta
(University of Calabria)

Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a well-known problem-solving formalism in computational logic. Nowadays, ASP is used in many real world scenarios thanks to ASP solvers. Standard evaluation of ASP programs suffers from an intrinsic limitation, knows as Grounding Bottleneck, due to the grounding of some rules that could fit all the available memory. As a result, there exist instances of real world problems that are untractable using the standard Ground and Solve approach. In order to tackle this problem, different strategies have been proposed. Among them we focus on a recent approach based on compilation of problematic constraints as propagators, which revealed to be very promising but is currently limited to constraints without aggregates. Since aggregates are widely used in ASP, in this paper we extend such an approach also to constraints containing aggregates. Good results, that proof the effectiveness of the proposed approach, have been reached.

In Andrea Formisano, Yanhong Annie Liu, Bart Bogaerts, Alex Brik, Veronica Dahl, Carmine Dodaro, Paul Fodor, Gian Luca Pozzato, Joost Vennekens and Neng-Fa Zhou: Proceedings 37th International Conference on Logic Programming (Technical Communications) (ICLP 2021), Porto (virtual event), 20-27th September 2021, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 345, pp. 286–295.
Published: 17th September 2021.

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