CSP2SAT solves Finite Linear CSPs (Constraint Satisfaction Problems) and Finite Linear COPs (Constraint Optimization Problems) by encoding them into SAT (Boolean Satisfiability Testing) Problems.
The encoding method used in this program is called Order Encoding which assigns a boolean variables pxi meaning x <= i for each integer variable x and integer constant i.
There are other CSP2SAT programs: csp2sat by Olivier Roussel and CSP2SAT by Helene Fargier. They are independently developed and older than this system.
CSP2SAT (Compiling Finite Linear CSP into SAT)
Copyright (C) 2006 by Naoyuki Tamura (tamura @ kobe-u.ac.jp)
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