C. Jordan, William Klieber, Martina Seidl,
"Non-CNF QBF Solving with QCIR"
, in Adnan Darwiche: Beyond NP, Papers from the 2016 AAAI Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, February 12, 2016, Serie AAAI Workshops, Vol. WS-16-05, AAAI Press, 2016
Non-CNF QBF Solving with QCIR
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Beyond NP, Papers from the 2016 AAAI Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, February 12, 2016
While it is empirically confirmed folklore that conjunctive normal form (CNF) is not the ideal input format for QBF solvers, most tool developers and therefore also the users focus on formulas in this restricted structure. One important factor for establishing non-CNF solving is the input format. To overcome drawbacks of available formats, the QCIR format has recently been presented. The QCIR format is a circuit-based input format for quantified Boolean formulas which supports structure sharing. In contrast to previous formats, the representation is very compact, yet still easy to parse and to read for the human user. In this paper, we analyze the QCIR format in detail and provide tools and benchmarks which, we hope, will make its usage attractive and motivate tool developers to support this format as well as users to formulate their encodings in this format.