Evolutionary Computing for the Satisfiability Problem

  • Jin-Kao Hao
  • Frédéric Lardeux
  • Frédéric Saubion
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2611)


This paper presents GASAT, a hybrid evolutionary algorithm for the satisfiability problem (SAT). A specific crossover operator generates new solutions, that are improved by a tabu search procedure. The performance of GASAT is assessed using a set of well-known benchmarks. Comparisons with state-of-the-art SAT algorithms show that GASAT gives very competitive results. These experiments also allow us to introduce a new SAT benchmark from a coloring problem.


Local Search Tabu Search Conjunctive Normal Form Tabu List Evolutionary Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jin-Kao Hao
    • 1
  • Frédéric Lardeux
    • 1
  • Frédéric Saubion
    • 1
  1. 1.LERIAUniversité d'AngersAngers Cedex 01

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