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By David Bergman, Andre A. Cire, Willem-Jan van Hoeve, John Hooker

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This publication introduces a singular method of discrete optimization, offering either theoretical insights and algorithmic advancements that bring about advancements over cutting-edge know-how. The authors current chapters at the use of selection diagrams for combinatorial optimization and constraint programming, with awareness to general-purpose resolution tools in addition to problem-specific techniques.

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N. 11) indicate that variables x1 , . . , they define a permutation of J . Hence, the set of feasible solutions to the MMP is the set of permutation vectors of J . Note also that the objective function uses variables as indices, which will be shown to be naturally encoded in a DP model (and, consequently, easily represented in a MDD). We now formulate the MMP as a DP model. The state in a particular stage of our model indicates the jobs that were already performed on the machine. The components of the DP model are as follows: • State spaces: In a stage j, a state contains the j − 1 jobs that were performed ˆ for j = 2, .

N • Transition cost: h1 (s1 , x1 ) = 0 for x1 ∈ {F, T}, and hk (sk , xk ) = ⎧ FT (−skk )+ + ∑ >k wFF ⎪ ⎪ k + wk + ⎪ ⎪ k + TF ⎪ ⎨ min (sk )+ + wTT k , (−s ) + wk ⎫ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ , if xk = F ⎪ TT ⎪ (skk )+ + ∑ >k wTF ⎪ k + wk + ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎩ min (sk )+ + wFT , (−sk )+ + wFF ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ , if xk = T ⎪ k k , k = 2, . . 3. Notice that the longest path p yields the solution x p = (F, T, T) with length 14. 11 Compiling Decision Diagrams by Separation Constraint separation is an alternative compilation procedure that modifies a DD iteratively until an exact representation is attained.

X j ∈ D(x j ) for each j. We assume here that D(x j ) is finite for all x j . A constraint Ci (x) states an arbitrary relation between two or more variables, and it is satisfied by x if the relation is observed and violated otherwise. A solution to P is any x ∈ D, and a feasible solution to P is any solution that satisfies all constraints Ci (x). The set of feasible solutions of P is denoted by Sol(P). A feasible solution x∗ is optimal for P if f (x∗ ) ≥ f (x) for all x ∈ Sol(P). We denote by z∗ = f (x∗ ) the optimal solution value of P.

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