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Counterexamples to terminating for the direct sum of term rewriting systems
 Information Processing Letters
, 1986
"... The direct sum of two term rewriting systems is the union of systems having disjoint sets of function symbols. It is shown that the direct sum of two term rewriting systems is not terminating, even if these systems are both terminating. ..."
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The direct sum of two term rewriting systems is the union of systems having disjoint sets of function symbols. It is shown that the direct sum of two term rewriting systems is not terminating, even if these systems are both terminating.
Adding algebraic rewriting to the untyped lambda calculus
 Information and Computation
, 1992
"... We investigate the system obtained by adding an algebraic rewriting system R to an untyped lambda calculus in which terms are formed using the function symbols from R as constants. On certain classes of terms, called here "stable", we prove that the resulting calculus is confluent if R is ..."
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We investigate the system obtained by adding an algebraic rewriting system R to an untyped lambda calculus in which terms are formed using the function symbols from R as constants. On certain classes of terms, called here "stable", we prove that the resulting calculus is confluent if R is confluent, and terminating if R is terminating. The termination result has the corresponding theorems for several typed calculi as corollaries. The proof of the confluence result suggests a general method for proving confluence of typed β reduction plus rewriting; we sketch the application to the polymorphic lambda calculus.
Completeness of Combinations of Constructor Systems
 Journal of Symbolic Computation
, 1993
"... this paper we show that it is sufficient to impose the constructor discipline for obtaining the modularity of completeness. This result is a simple consequence of a quite powerful divide and conquer technique for establishing completeness of such constructor systems. Our approach is not limited to s ..."
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this paper we show that it is sufficient to impose the constructor discipline for obtaining the modularity of completeness. This result is a simple consequence of a quite powerful divide and conquer technique for establishing completeness of such constructor systems. Our approach is not limited to systems which are composed of disjoint parts. The importance of our method is that we may decompose a given constructor system into parts which possibly share function symbols and rewrite rules in order to infer completeness. We obtain a similar technique for semicompleteness, i.e. the combination of confluence and weak normalisation. 1. Introduction
On the Modularity of Termination of Term Rewriting Systems
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 1993
"... It is wellknown that termination is not a modular property of term rewriting systems, i.e., it is not preserved under disjoint union. The objective of this paper is to provide a "uniform framework" for sufficient conditions which ensure the modularity of termination. We will prove the fol ..."
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It is wellknown that termination is not a modular property of term rewriting systems, i.e., it is not preserved under disjoint union. The objective of this paper is to provide a "uniform framework" for sufficient conditions which ensure the modularity of termination. We will prove the following result. Whenever the disjoint union of two terminating term rewriting systems is nonterminating, then one of the systems is not C E terminating (i.e., it looses its termination property when extended with the rules Cons(x; y) ! x and Cons(x; y) ! y) and the other is collapsing. This result has already been achieved by Gramlich [7] for finitely branching term rewriting systems. A more sophisticated approach is necessary, however, to prove it in full generality. Most of the known sufficient criteria for the preservation of termination [24, 15, 13, 7] follow as corollaries from our result, and new criteria are derived. This paper particularly settles the open question whether simple termination ...
Relating Innermost, Weak, Uniform and Modular Termination of Term Rewriting Systems
, 1993
"... We investigate restricted termination and confluence properties of term rewriting systems, in particular weak termination and innermost termination, and their interrelation. New criteria are provided which are sufficient for the equivalence of innermost / weak termination and uniform termination of ..."
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We investigate restricted termination and confluence properties of term rewriting systems, in particular weak termination and innermost termination, and their interrelation. New criteria are provided which are sufficient for the equivalence of innermost / weak termination and uniform termination of term rewriting systems. These criteria provide interesting possibilities to infer completeness, i.e. termination plus confluence, from restricted termination and confluence properties. Using these basic results we are also able to prove some new results about modular termination of rewriting. In particular, we show that termination is modular for some classes of innermost terminating and locally confluent term rewriting systems, namely for nonoverlapping and even for overlay systems. As an easy consequence this latter result also entails a simplified proof of the fact that completeness is a decomposable property of socalled constructor systems. Furthermore we show how to obtain similar re...
Persistency of Confluence
, 1997
"... A property P of term rewriting systems (TRSs, for short) is said to be persistent if for any manysorted TRS R, R has the property P if and only if its underlying unsorted TRS (R) has the property P. This notion was introduced by H. Zantema (1994). In this paper, it is shown that confluence is pers ..."
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A property P of term rewriting systems (TRSs, for short) is said to be persistent if for any manysorted TRS R, R has the property P if and only if its underlying unsorted TRS (R) has the property P. This notion was introduced by H. Zantema (1994). In this paper, it is shown that confluence is persistent.
Modular Termination of Term Rewriting Systems Revisited
, 1995
"... This paper is concerned with the impact of stepwise development methodologies on prototyping. ..."
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This paper is concerned with the impact of stepwise development methodologies on prototyping.
A New Approach for Combining Decision Procedures for the Word Problem, and Its Connection to the NelsonOppen Combination Method
 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Automated Deduction
, 1997
"... The NelsonOppen combination method can be used to combine decision procedures for the validity of quantifierfree formulae in firstorder theories with disjoint signatures, provided that the theories to be combined are stably infinite. We show that, even though equational theories need not sati ..."
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The NelsonOppen combination method can be used to combine decision procedures for the validity of quantifierfree formulae in firstorder theories with disjoint signatures, provided that the theories to be combined are stably infinite. We show that, even though equational theories need not satisfy this property, Nelson and Oppen's method can be applied, after some minor modifications, to combine decision procedures for the validity of quantifierfree formulae in equational theories.
On Proving Termination by Innermost Termination
 In Proc. 7th RTA, LNCS 1103
, 1996
"... We present a new approach for proving termination of rewrite systems by innermost termination. From the resulting abstract criterion we derive concrete conditions, based on critical peak properties, under which innermost termination implies termination (and confluence). Finally, we show how to apply ..."
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We present a new approach for proving termination of rewrite systems by innermost termination. From the resulting abstract criterion we derive concrete conditions, based on critical peak properties, under which innermost termination implies termination (and confluence). Finally, we show how to apply the main results for providing new sufficient conditions for the modularity of termination.