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Decision procedures for algebraic data types with abstractions
 IN 37TH ACM SIGACTSIGPLAN SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (POPL), 2010. DECISION PROCEDURES FOR ORDERED COLLECTIONS 15 SHE75. SAHARON SHELAH. THE MONADIC THEORY OF ORDER. THA ANNALS OF MATHEMATICS OF MATHEMATICS
, 2010
"... We describe a family of decision procedures that extend the decision procedure for quantifierfree constraints on recursive algebraic data types (term algebras) to support recursive abstraction functions. Our abstraction functions are catamorphisms (term algebra homomorphisms) mapping algebraic data ..."
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We describe a family of decision procedures that extend the decision procedure for quantifierfree constraints on recursive algebraic data types (term algebras) to support recursive abstraction functions. Our abstraction functions are catamorphisms (term algebra homomorphisms) mapping algebraic data type values into values in other decidable theories (e.g. sets, multisets, lists, integers, booleans). Each instance of our decision procedure family is sound; we identify a widely applicable manytoone condition on abstraction functions that implies the completeness. Complete instances of our decision procedure include the following correctness statements: 1) a functional data structure implementation satisfies a recursively specified invariant, 2) such data structure conforms to a contract given in terms of sets, multisets, lists, sizes, or heights, 3) a transformation of a formula (or lambda term) abstract syntax tree changes the set of free variables in the specified way.
On Combining Theories with Shared Set Operations
"... Abstract. We explore the problem of automated reasoning about the nondisjoint combination of theories that share set variables and operations. We prove a combination theorem and apply it to show the decidability of the satisfiability problem for a class of formulas obtained by applying propositional ..."
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Abstract. We explore the problem of automated reasoning about the nondisjoint combination of theories that share set variables and operations. We prove a combination theorem and apply it to show the decidability of the satisfiability problem for a class of formulas obtained by applying propositional operations to quantified formulas belonging to several expressive decidable logics. 1
Collections, Cardinalities, and Relations
"... Abstract. Logics that involve collections (sets, multisets), and cardinality constraints are useful for reasoning about unbounded data structures and concurrent processes. To make such logics more useful in verification this paper extends them with the ability to compute direct and inverse relation ..."
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Abstract. Logics that involve collections (sets, multisets), and cardinality constraints are useful for reasoning about unbounded data structures and concurrent processes. To make such logics more useful in verification this paper extends them with the ability to compute direct and inverse relation and function images. We establish decidability and complexity bounds for the extended logics. 1
On Bounded Reachability of Programs with Set
"... Abstract. We analyze the bounded reachability problem of programs that use abstract data types and set comprehensions. Such programs are common as highlevel executable specifications of complex protocols. We prove decidability and undecidability results of restricted cases of the problem and extend ..."
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Abstract. We analyze the bounded reachability problem of programs that use abstract data types and set comprehensions. Such programs are common as highlevel executable specifications of complex protocols. We prove decidability and undecidability results of restricted cases of the problem and extend the Satisfiability Modulo Theories approach to support analysis of set comprehensions over tuples and bag axioms. We use the Z3 solver for our implementation and experiments, and we use AsmL as the modeling language. 1
On Decision Procedures for Collections, Cardinalities, and Relations
, 2009
"... Abstract. Logics that involve collections (sets, multisets), and cardinality constraints are useful for reasoning about unbounded data structures and concurrent processes. To make such logics more useful in verification this paper extends them with the ability to compute direct and inverse relation ..."
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Abstract. Logics that involve collections (sets, multisets), and cardinality constraints are useful for reasoning about unbounded data structures and concurrent processes. To make such logics more useful in verification this paper extends them with the ability to compute direct and inverse relation and function images. We establish decidability and complexity bounds for the extended logics. 1
MUNCH Automated Reasoner for Sets and
"... Abstract. This system description provides an overview of the MUNCH reasoner for sets and multisets. MUNCH takes as the input a formula in a logic that supports expressions about sets, multisets, and integers. Constraints over collections and integers are connected using the cardinality operator. Ou ..."
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Abstract. This system description provides an overview of the MUNCH reasoner for sets and multisets. MUNCH takes as the input a formula in a logic that supports expressions about sets, multisets, and integers. Constraints over collections and integers are connected using the cardinality operator. Our logic is a fragment of logics of popular interactive theorem provers, and MUNCH is the first fully automated reasoner for this logic. MUNCH reduces input formulas to equisatisfiable linear integer arithmetic formulas. MUNCH reasoner is publicly available. It is implemented in the Scala programming language and currently uses the SMT solver Z3 to solve the generated integer linear arithmetic constraints. 1
Decision Procedures for Automating Termination Proofs
"... Abstract. Automated termination provers often use the following schema to prove that a program terminates: construct a relational abstraction of the programâ€™s transition relation and then show that the relational abstraction is wellfounded. The focus of current tools has been on developing sophistic ..."
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Abstract. Automated termination provers often use the following schema to prove that a program terminates: construct a relational abstraction of the programâ€™s transition relation and then show that the relational abstraction is wellfounded. The focus of current tools has been on developing sophisticated techniques for constructing the abstractions while relying on known decidable logics (such as linear arithmetic) to express them. We believe we can significantly increase the class of programs that are amenable to automated termination proofs by identifying more expressive decidable logics for reasoning about wellfounded relations. We therefore present a new decision procedure for reasoning about multiset orderings, which are among the most powerful orderings used to prove termination. We show that, using our decision procedure, one can automatically prove termination of natural abstractions of programs. 1