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A Proof of the CSP Dichotomy Conjecture

Journal of the ACM. 2020. Vol. 67. No. 5. P. 1-78.
Zhuk D.

Many natural combinatorial problems can be expressed as constraint satisfaction problems. This class of problems is known to be NP-complete in general, but certain restrictions on the form of the constraints can ensure tractability. The standard way to parameterize interesting subclasses of the constraint satisfaction problem is via finite constraint languages. The main problem is to classify those subclasses that are solvable in polynomial time and those that are NP-complete. It was conjectured that if a constraint language has a weak near-unanimity polymorphism then the corresponding constraint satisfaction problem is tractable; otherwise, it is NP-complete.

In the article, we present an algorithm that solves Constraint Satisfaction Problem in polynomial time for constraint languages having a weak near unanimity polymorphism, which proves the remaining part of the conjecture.