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Automated Reasoning: satisfiability

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Course Description

In this course you will learn how to apply satisfiability (SAT/SMT) tools to solve a wide range of problems.

Several basic examples are given to get the flavor of the applications: fitting rectangles to be applied for printing posters, scheduling problems, solving puzzles, and program correctness. Also underlying theory is presented: resolution as a basic approach for propositional satisfiability, the CDCL framework to scale up for big formulas, and the simplex method to deal with linear inequallities.

The light weight approach to following this course is just watching the lectures and do the corresponding quizzes. To get a flavor of the topic this may work out fine. However, the much more interesting approach is to use this as a basis to apply SAT/SMT yourself on several problems, for instance on the problems presented in the honor's assignment.

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Jul 31, 2020 · psandersen on Kissat SAT Solver
I've been looking to get my feet wet with SAT and/or SMT solvers; can anyone recommend any short courses that I could start with to get a practical feel where where & how to use them? Python would be preferred.

Maybe this https://www.coursera.org/learn/automated-reasoning-sat would be a good start?

Ideally I would like to be able to take predicted outputs from ML plus business requirements to solve allocation problems; and more pie in the sky I would like to know enough to get inspiration for how to link a neural network with a sat solver, such as perhaps replacing or augmenting beam search in sequence decoding tasks.

Well done! I'm taking a course on SAT solvers [1], but it uses some lisp format and lets you input from a richer language (e.g. distinct, if-then-else, plus integers rather than just booleans), so I had to look up the conjunctive normal format in your app. The readme for this repo [2] sent me here [3]. Pretty simple format.

I love how fast your app is!

[1] https://www.coursera.org/learn/automated-reasoning-sat/

[2] https://github.com/msoos/cryptominisat

[3] http://www.satcompetition.org/2009/format-benchmarks2009.htm...

Which course have you got in mind, [1] given by Hans Zantema?

[1] Automated Reasoning: satisfiability, https://www.coursera.org/learn/automated-reasoning-sat

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