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clasp - a conflict-driven nogood learning answer set solver

CLASP(1) General Commands Manual CLASP(1)

NAME

clasp - a conflict-driven nogood learning answer set solver

SYNOPSIS

clasp [ number] [options]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the clasp command.
clasp is an answer set solver for (extended) normal logic programs. It combines the high-level modeling capacities of answer set programming (ASP) with state-of-the-art techniques from the area of Boolean constraint solving. The primary clasp algorithm relies on conflict-driven nogood learning, a technique that proved very successful for satisfiability checking (SAT). Unlike other learning ASP solvers, clasp does not rely on legacy software, such as a SAT solver or any other existing ASP solver. Rather, clasp has been genuinely developed for answer set solving based on conflict-driven nogood learning. clasp can be applied as an ASP solver (on LPARSE output format), as a SAT solver (on simplified DIMACS/CNF format), or as a PB solver (on OPB format).

OPTIONS

These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see <http://www.potassco.org/clasp/>.
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.

SEE ALSO

gringo(1).
 

AUTHOR

clasp was written by Benjamin Kaufmann <kaufmann@cs.uni-potsdam.de>.
This manual page was written by Thomas Krennwallner <tkren@kr.tuwien.ac.at>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
March 4, 2010 Debian Sid