## REFORMULATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING: DEFINITIONS AND SYSTEMATICS (2008)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Liberti08reformulationsin,

author = {Leo Liberti},

title = { REFORMULATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING: DEFINITIONS AND SYSTEMATICS},

year = {2008}

}

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### Abstract

A reformulation of a mathematical program is a formulation which shares some properties with, but is in some sense better than, the original program. Reformulations are important with respect to the choice and efficiency of the solution algorithms; furthermore, it is desirable that reformulations can be carried out automatically. Reformulation techniques are very common in mathematical programming but interestingly they have never been studied under a common framework. This paper attempts to move some steps in this direction. We define a framework for storing and manipulating mathematical programming formulations, give several fundamental definitions categorizing reformulations in essentially four types (opt-reformulations, narrowings, relaxations and approximations). We establish some theoretical results and give reformulation examples for each type.