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ELAN from a rewriting logic point of view
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 2002
"... ELAN implements computational systems, a concept that combines two first class entities: rewrite rules and rewriting strategies. ELAN can be used either as a logical framework or to describe and execute deterministic as well as nondeterministic rule based processes. With the general goal to make pr ..."
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ELAN implements computational systems, a concept that combines two first class entities: rewrite rules and rewriting strategies. ELAN can be used either as a logical framework or to describe and execute deterministic as well as nondeterministic rule based processes. With the general goal to make precise a rewriting logic based semantics of ELAN, this paper has three contributions: a presentation of the concepts of rules and strategies available in ELAN, an expression of rewrite rules with matching conditions in conditional rewriting logic, and finally an enrichment mechanism of a rewrite theory into a strategy theory in conditional rewriting logic.
The Rho Cube
 In Proc. of FOSSACS, volume 2030 of LNCS
, 2001
"... www.loria.fr/{~cirstea,~ckirchne,~lliquori} Abstract. The rewriting calculus, or Rho Calculus (ρCal), is a simple calculus that uniformly integrates abstraction on patterns and nondeterminism. Therefore, it fully integrates rewriting and λcalculus. The original presentation of the calculus was unty ..."
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www.loria.fr/{~cirstea,~ckirchne,~lliquori} Abstract. The rewriting calculus, or Rho Calculus (ρCal), is a simple calculus that uniformly integrates abstraction on patterns and nondeterminism. Therefore, it fully integrates rewriting and λcalculus. The original presentation of the calculus was untyped. In this paper we present a uniform way to decorate the terms of the calculus with types. This gives raise to a new presentation à la Church, together with nine (8+1) type systems which can be placed in a ρcube that extends the λcube of Barendregt. Due to the matching capabilities of the calculus, the type systems use only one abstraction mechanism and therefore gives an original answer to the identification of the standard “λ ” and “Π” abstractors. As a consequence, this brings matching and rewriting as the first class concepts of the Rhoversions of the Logical Framework (LF) of Harper
Promoting Rewriting to a Programming Language: A Compiler for NonDeterministic Rewrite Programs in AssociativeCommutative Theories
, 2001
"... Firstorder languages based on rewrite rules share many features with functional languages. But one difference is that matching and rewriting can be made much more expressive and powerful by incorporating some builtin equational theories. To provide reasonable programming environments, compilation ..."
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Firstorder languages based on rewrite rules share many features with functional languages. But one difference is that matching and rewriting can be made much more expressive and powerful by incorporating some builtin equational theories. To provide reasonable programming environments, compilation techniques for such languages based on rewriting have to be designed. This is the topic addressed in this paper. The proposed techniques are independent from the rewriting language and may be useful to build a compiler for any system using rewriting modulo associative and commutative (AC) theories. An algorithm for manytoone AC matching is presented, that works efficiently for a restricted class of patterns. Other patterns are transformed to fit into this class. A refined data structure, namely compact bipartite graph, allows encoding all matching problems relative to a set of rewrite rules. A few optimisations concerning the construction of the substitution and of the reduced term are described. We also address the problem of nondeterminism related to AC rewriting and show how to handle it through the concept of strategies. We explain how an analysis of the determinism can be performed at compile time and we illustrate the benefits of this analysis for the performance of the compiled evaluation process. Then we briefly introduce the ELAN system and its compiler, in order to give some experimental results and comparisons with other languages or rewrite engines.
External Rewriting for Skeptical Proof Assistants
, 2002
"... This paper presents the design, the implementation and experiments of the integration of syntactic, conditional possibly associativecommutative term rewriting into proof assistants based on constructive type theory. Our approach is called external since it consists in performing term rewriting in a ..."
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This paper presents the design, the implementation and experiments of the integration of syntactic, conditional possibly associativecommutative term rewriting into proof assistants based on constructive type theory. Our approach is called external since it consists in performing term rewriting in a speci c and ecient environment and to check the computations later in a proof assistant.
Rewrite Strategies in the Rewriting Calculus
 WRS 2003
, 2003
"... This paper presents an overview on the use of the rewriting calculus to express rewrite strategies. We motivate first the use of rewrite strategies by examples in the ELAN language. We then show how this has been modeled in the initial version of the rewriting calculus and how the matching power of ..."
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This paper presents an overview on the use of the rewriting calculus to express rewrite strategies. We motivate first the use of rewrite strategies by examples in the ELAN language. We then show how this has been modeled in the initial version of the rewriting calculus and how the matching power of this framework facilitates the representation of powerful strategies.
The rewriting calculus  Part I
, 2001
"... The ρcalculus integrates in a uniform and simple setting firstorder rewriting, λcalculus and nondeterministic computations. Its abstraction mechanism is based on the rewrite rule formation and its main evaluation rule is based on matching modulo a theory T. In this first part, the calculus is mot ..."
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The ρcalculus integrates in a uniform and simple setting firstorder rewriting, λcalculus and nondeterministic computations. Its abstraction mechanism is based on the rewrite rule formation and its main evaluation rule is based on matching modulo a theory T. In this first part, the calculus is motivated and its syntax and evaluation rules for any theory T are presented. In the syntactic case, i.e. when T is the empty theory, we study its basic properties for the untyped case. We first show how it uniformly encodes λcalculus as well as firstorder rewriting derivations. Then we provide sufficient conditions for ensuring confluence of the calculus.
The simply typed rewriting calculus
 WRLA 2004
, 2004
"... The rewriting calculus is a rule construction and application framework. As such it embeds in a uniform way term rewriting and lambdacalculus. Since rule application is an explicit object of the calculus, it allows us also to handle the set of results explicitly. We present a simply typed version o ..."
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The rewriting calculus is a rule construction and application framework. As such it embeds in a uniform way term rewriting and lambdacalculus. Since rule application is an explicit object of the calculus, it allows us also to handle the set of results explicitly. We present a simply typed version of the rewriting calculus. With a good choice of the type system, we show that the calculus is type preserving and terminating, i.e. verifies the subject reduction and strong normalization properties.
Probabilistic rewrite strategies: Applications to elan
 Rewriting Techniques and Applications
, 2002
"... Abstract. Recently rule based languages focussed on the use of rewriting as a modeling tool which results in making specifications executable. To extend the modeling capabilities of rule based languages, we explore the possibility of making the rule applications subject to probabilistic choices. We ..."
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Abstract. Recently rule based languages focussed on the use of rewriting as a modeling tool which results in making specifications executable. To extend the modeling capabilities of rule based languages, we explore the possibility of making the rule applications subject to probabilistic choices. We propose an extension of the ELAN strategy language to deal with randomized systems. We argue trough several examples that we propose indeed a natural setting to model systems with randomized choices. This leads us to interesting new problems, and we address the generalization of the usual concepts in abstract reduction systems to randomized systems. 1
Explicit Substitutions and All That
, 2000
"... Explicit substitution calculi are extensions of the lambdacalculus where the substitution mechanism is internalized into the theory. This feature makes them suitable for implementation and theoretical study of logic based tools as strongly typed programming languages and proof assistant systems. In ..."
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Explicit substitution calculi are extensions of the lambdacalculus where the substitution mechanism is internalized into the theory. This feature makes them suitable for implementation and theoretical study of logic based tools as strongly typed programming languages and proof assistant systems. In this paper we explore new developments on two of the most successful styles of explicit substitution calculi: the lambdasigma and lambda_secalculi.
The NASA STI Program Office provides
, 2000
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Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space