## Metric semantics for reactive probabilistic processes (1997)

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### BibTeX

@TECHREPORT{Norman97metricsemantics,

author = {Gethin Josiah Norman},

title = {Metric semantics for reactive probabilistic processes},

institution = {},

year = {1997}

}

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### Abstract

In this thesis we present three mathematical frameworks for the modelling of reac-tive probabilistic communicating processes. We first introduce generalised labelled transition systems as a model of such processes and introduce an equivalence, coarser than probabilistic bisimulation, over these systems. Two processes are identified with respect to this equivalence if, for all experiments, the probabilities of the respective processes passing a given experiment are equal. We next consider a probabilistic pro-cess calculus including external choice, internal choice, action-guarded probabilistic choice, synchronous parallel and recursion. We give operational semantics for this calculus be means of our generalised labelled transition systems and show that our equivalence is a congruence for this language. Following the methodology introduced by de Bakker & Zucker, we then give deno-tational semantics to the calculus by means of a complete metric space of probabilistic processes. The derived metric, although not an ultra-metric, satisfies the intuitive property that the distance between two processes tends to 0 if a measure of the dif-