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JACIII Vol.14 No.5 pp. 425-430
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2010.p0425
(2010)

Paper:

A Tool for Visualizing the Behavior of Fuzzy Constraint Satisfaction Solvers

Takuto Yanagida, Masahito Kurihara, and Hidetoshi Nonaka

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Kita 14, Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0814, Japan

Received:
December 2, 2009
Accepted:
February 10, 2010
Published:
July 20, 2010
Keywords:
fuzzy constraint satisfaction problems, visualization, development tool
Abstract

This paper presents a software tool to intuitively comprehend and analyze fuzzy constraint satisfaction problems (FCSPs) through effective visualization with animation. FCSPs are an extension of constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs), which are used for formulating problems in real-world information systems. Once we formulate a problem as an FCSP, it can be solved (in principle) by any existing general-purpose FCSP solvers developed so far. However, the formulation is sometimes difficult because it requires high abstraction of real-world problems and affects the performance of the solvers. The authors believe that the tool will improve this situation by increasing the visibility of the behavior of the solvers.

Cite this article as:
T. Yanagida, M. Kurihara, and H. Nonaka, “A Tool for Visualizing the Behavior of Fuzzy Constraint Satisfaction Solvers,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.14, No.5, pp. 425-430, 2010.
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