188.8.131.52. Searching from an automaton perspective
We have created the following list of keywords, which allow for finding all global constraints defined by a specific type of automaton that recognises its solutionsAutomata that recognise the solutions of a global constraint were introduced in the section “Describing Explicitly Global Constraints”.:
Automaton indicates that the catalogue provides a deterministic automaton,
Automaton without counters indicates that the catalogue provides a deterministic automaton without counters as well as without array of counters,
Automaton with counters indicates that the catalogue provides a deterministic automaton with counters but without array of counters,
Automaton with array of counters indicates that the catalogue provides a deterministic automaton with array of counters and possibly with counters.
In addition, we also provide a list of keywords that characterise the structure of the hypergraph associated with the decomposition of the automaton of a global constraints (i.e., see the meta -keyword constraint network structure). Note that, when a global constraint is defined by several graph properties it is also defined by several automata (usually one automata for each graph property). This is for instance the case of the constraint. Currently we have these keywords:
When a global constraint is only defined by one or several automaton its signature is set to the keyword .