Quadratization and Roof Duality of Markov Logic Networks

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Roderick Sebastiaan de Nijs
Christian Landsiedel
Dirk Wollherr
Martin Buss


This article discusses the quadratization of Markov Logic Networks, which enables efficient approximate MAP computation by means of maximum flows. The procedure relies on a pseudo-Boolean representation of the model, and allows handling models of any order. The employed pseudo-Boolean representation can be used to identify problems that are guaranteed to be solvable in low polynomial-time. Results on common benchmark problems show that the proposed approach finds optimal assignments for most variables in excellent computational time and approximate solutions that match the quality of ILP-based solvers.

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