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The Longest Perpetual Reductions in Orthogonal Expression Reduction Systems
 In: Proc. of the 3 rd International Conference on Logical Foundations of Computer Science, LFCS'94, A. Nerode and Yu.V. Matiyasevich, eds., Springer LNCS
, 1994
"... We consider reductions in Orthogonal Expression Reduction Systems (OERS), that is, Orthogonal Term Rewriting Systems with bound variables and substitutions, as in the calculus. We design a strategy that for any given term t constructs a longest reduction starting from t if t is strongly normaliza ..."
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We consider reductions in Orthogonal Expression Reduction Systems (OERS), that is, Orthogonal Term Rewriting Systems with bound variables and substitutions, as in the calculus. We design a strategy that for any given term t constructs a longest reduction starting from t if t is strongly normalizable, and constructs an infinite reduction otherwise. The Conservation Theorem for OERSs follows easily from the properties of the strategy. We develop a method for computing the length of a longest reduction starting from a strongly normalizable term. We study properties of pure substitutions and several kinds of similarity of redexes. We apply these results to construct an algorithm for computing lengths of longest reductions in strongly persistent OERSs that does not require actual transformation of the input term. As a corollary, we have an algorithm for computing lengths of longest developments in OERSs. 1 Introduction A strategy is perpetual if, given a term t, it constructs an infinit...
R.: Termination of abstract reduction systems
 In: Proceedings of Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium (CATS 2007
, 2007
"... We present a general theorem capturing conditions required for the termination of abstract reduction systems. We show that our theorem generalises another similar general theorem about termination of such systems. We apply our theorem to give interesting proofs of termination for typed combinatory l ..."
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We present a general theorem capturing conditions required for the termination of abstract reduction systems. We show that our theorem generalises another similar general theorem about termination of such systems. We apply our theorem to give interesting proofs of termination for typed combinatory logic. Thus, our method can handle most pathorderings in the literature as well as the reducibility method typically used for typed combinators. Finally we show how our theorem can be used to prove termination for incrementally defined rewrite systems, including an incremental general path ordering. All proofs have been formally machinechecked in Isabelle/HOL.