Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2, Suppl. (C), 2006
Chapter 14 Finite Domain Constraint Programming Systems
One of the main reasons why constraint programming quickly found its way into applications has been the early availability of usable constraint programming systems. Given the wide range of applications using constraint programming it is obvious that one of the key properties of constraint programming systems is their provision of widely reusable services for constructing constraint-based applications.
A constraint programming system can be thought of as providing a set of reusable services. Common services include constraint propagation, ...