## Utilizing Symmetry when Model Checking under Fairness Assumptions: An Automata-theoretic Approach (1999)

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@MISC{Emerson99utilizingsymmetry,

author = {E. A. Emerson and A. P. Sistla},

title = {Utilizing Symmetry when Model Checking under Fairness Assumptions: An Automata-theoretic Approach},

year = {1999}

}

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Citation Context ...notated path p, we define a sequence f(p) of states in S such that f(p) = t 0 ; t 1 ; :::; t i ; ::: where t 0 = s 0 and t i =s1 \Deltas2 \Delta \Delta \Deltasi (s i ). The following lemma, proved in =-=[9]-=-, relates annotated paths in M to paths in M . LEMMA 4.2: For every annotated path p in M , f(p) is a path in M . In the other direction, for every path q starting at a representative state in M , the... |

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