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Issue No. 02 - February (1979 vol. 1)
ISSN: 0162-8828
pp: 173-184
Robert M. Haralick , SENIOR MEMBER, IEEE, Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Linda G. Shapiro , Department of Computer Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506; Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
In this first part of a two-part paper we introduce a general consistent labeling problem based on a unit constraint relation T containing N-tuples of units which constrain one another, and a compatibility relation R containing N-tuples of unit-label pairs specifying which N-tuples of units are compatible with which N-tuples of labels. We show that Latin square puzzles, finding N-ary relations, graph or auto-mata homomorphisms, graph colorings, as well as determining satisfiability of propositional logic statements and solving scene and edge labeling problems, are all special cases of the general consistent labeling problem. We then discuss the various approaches that researchers have used to speed up the tree search required to find consistent labelings. Each of these approaches uses a particular look-ahead operator to help eliminate backtracking in the tree search. Finally, we define the 4766903KP two-parameter class of look-ahead operators which includes, as special cases, the operators other researchers have used.
Labeling, Tree graphs, Law, Legal factors, Automata, Layout, Computer science, Logic, Image analysis, Intelligent networks

R. M. Haralick and L. G. Shapiro, "The Consistent Labeling Problem: Part I," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 173-184, .
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