## Kodkod: A relational model finder (2007)

Venue: | In Tools and Algorithms for Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS |

Citations: | 62 - 5 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Torlak07kodkod:a,

author = {Emina Torlak and Daniel Jackson},

title = {Kodkod: A relational model finder},

booktitle = {In Tools and Algorithms for Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS},

year = {2007},

pages = {632--647},

publisher = {Wiley}

}

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### Abstract

Abstract. The key design challenges in the construction of a SAT-based relational model finder are described, and novel techniques are proposed to address them. An efficient model finder must have a mechanism for specifying partial solutions, an effective symmetry detection and breaking scheme, and an economical translation from relational to boolean logic. These desiderata are addressed with three new techniques: a symmetry detection algorithm that works in the presence of partial solutions, a sparse-matrix representation of relations, and a compact representation of boolean formulas inspired by boolean expression diagrams and reduced boolean circuits. The presented techniques have been implemented and evaluated, with promising results. 1

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