AUTHORS: P.W.C. Prasad and Azam Beg

PUBLICATION/VENUE: Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 37, no. 4, Apr 2010, pp. 2864-2873.

ABSTRACT:

Measuring the complexity of functions that represent digital circuits in non-uniform computation models is an important area of computer science theory. This paper presents a comprehensive set of machine-learnt models for predicting the complexity properties of circuits represented by binary decision diagrams. The models are created using Monte Carlo data for a wide range of circuit inputs and number of minterms. The models predict number of nodes as representations of circuit size/area and path lengths: average path length, longest path length, and shortest path length. The models have been validated using an arbitrarily-chosen subset of ISCAS-85 and MCNC-91 benchmark circuits. The models yield reasonably low RMS errors for predictions, so they can be used to estimate complexity metrics of circuits without having to synthesize them.

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