@MISC{Praveen_adoes, author = {M. Praveen}, title = {A Does Treewidth Help in Modal Satisfiability?}, year = {} }

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Abstract

Many tractable algorithms for solving the Constraint Satisfaction Problem (Csp) have been developed using the notion of the treewidth of some graph derived from the input Csp instance. In particular, the incidence graph of the Csp instance is one such graph. We introduce the notion of an incidence graph for modal logic formulas in a certain normal form. We investigate the parameterized complexity of modal satisfiability with the modal depth of the formula and the treewidth of the incidence graph as parameters. For various combinations of Euclidean, reflexive, symmetric and transitive models, we show either that modal satisfiability is Fixed Parameter Tractable (Fpt), or that it is W[1]-hard. In particular, modal satisfiability in general models is Fpt, while it is W[1]-hard in transitive models. As might be expected, modal satisfiability in transitive and Euclidean models is Fpt.