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PVS: A Prototype Verification System
 CADE
, 1992
"... PVS is a prototype system for writing specifications and constructing proofs. Its development has been shaped by our experiences studying or using several other systems and performing a number of rather substantial formal verifications (e.g., [5,6,8]). PVS is fully implemented and freely available. ..."
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PVS is a prototype system for writing specifications and constructing proofs. Its development has been shaped by our experiences studying or using several other systems and performing a number of rather substantial formal verifications (e.g., [5,6,8]). PVS is fully implemented and freely available
Proof verification and hardness of approximation problems
 IN PROC. 33RD ANN. IEEE SYMP. ON FOUND. OF COMP. SCI
, 1992
"... We show that every language in NP has a probablistic verifier that checks membership proofs for it using logarithmic number of random bits and by examining a constant number of bits in the proof. If a string is in the language, then there exists a proof such that the verifier accepts with probabilit ..."
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We show that every language in NP has a probablistic verifier that checks membership proofs for it using logarithmic number of random bits and by examining a constant number of bits in the proof. If a string is in the language, then there exists a proof such that the verifier accepts with probability 1 (i.e., for every choice of its random string). For strings not in the language, the verifier rejects every provided “proof " with probability at least 1/2. Our result builds upon and improves a recent result of Arora and Safra [6] whose verifiers examine a nonconstant number of bits in the proof (though this number is a very slowly growing function of the input length). As a consequence we prove that no MAX SNPhard problem has a polynomial time approximation scheme, unless NP=P. The class MAX SNP was defined by Papadimitriou and Yannakakis [82] and hard problems for this class include vertex cover, maximum satisfiability, maximum cut, metric TSP, Steiner trees and shortest superstring. We also improve upon the clique hardness results of Feige, Goldwasser, Lovász, Safra and Szegedy [42], and Arora and Safra [6] and shows that there exists a positive ɛ such that approximating the maximum clique size in an Nvertex graph to within a factor of N ɛ is NPhard.
Speaker verification using Adapted Gaussian mixture models
 Digital Signal Processing
, 2000
"... In this paper we describe the major elements of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Gaussian mixture model (GMM)based speaker verification system used successfully in several NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluations (SREs). The system is built around the likelihood ratio test for verification, using simple but ef ..."
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In this paper we describe the major elements of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Gaussian mixture model (GMM)based speaker verification system used successfully in several NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluations (SREs). The system is built around the likelihood ratio test for verification, using simple
Optimal contracts and competitive markets with costly state verification
 Journal of Economic Theory
, 1979
"... The insight of Arrow [4] and Debreu [7] that uncertainty is easily incorporated into general equilibrium models is doubleedged. It is true that one need only index commodities by the state of nature, and classical results on the existence and optimality of competitive equilibria can be made to ..."
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The insight of Arrow [4] and Debreu [7] that uncertainty is easily incorporated into general equilibrium models is doubleedged. It is true that one need only index commodities by the state of nature, and classical results on the existence and optimality of competitive equilibria can be made to
Fast probabilistic algorithms for verification of polynomial identities
 J. ACM
, 1980
"... ABSTRACT The starthng success of the RabmStrassenSolovay pnmahty algorithm, together with the intriguing foundattonal posstbthty that axtoms of randomness may constttute a useful fundamental source of mathemaucal truth independent of the standard axmmaUc structure of mathemaUcs, suggests a wgorous ..."
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ABSTRACT The starthng success of the RabmStrassenSolovay pnmahty algorithm, together with the intriguing foundattonal posstbthty that axtoms of randomness may constttute a useful fundamental source of mathemaucal truth independent of the standard axmmaUc structure of mathemaUcs, suggests a wgorous search for probabdisuc algonthms In dlustratmn of this observaUon, vanous fast probabdlsttc algonthms, with probability of correctness guaranteed a prion, are presented for testing polynomial ldentmes and propemes of systems of polynomials. Ancdlary fast algorithms for calculating resultants and Sturm sequences are given. Probabilistlc calculatton in real anthmetlc, prewously considered by Davis, is justified ngorously, but only in a special case. Theorems of elementary geometry can be proved much more efficiently by the techmques presented than by any known arttficmlmtelhgence approach
Automatic verification of finitestate concurrent systems using temporal logic specifications
 ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems
, 1986
"... We give an efficient procedure for verifying that a finitestate concurrent system meets a specification expressed in a (propositional, branchingtime) temporal logic. Our algorithm has complexity linear in both the size of the specification and the size of the global state graph for the concurrent ..."
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We give an efficient procedure for verifying that a finitestate concurrent system meets a specification expressed in a (propositional, branchingtime) temporal logic. Our algorithm has complexity linear in both the size of the specification and the size of the global state graph for the concurrent system. We also show how this approach can be adapted to handle fairness. We argue that our technique can provide a practical alternative to manual proof construction or use of a mechanical theorem prover for verifying many finitestate concurrent systems. Experimental results show that state machines with several hundred states can be checked in a matter of seconds.
Hybrid Automata: An Algorithmic Approach to the Specification and Verification of Hybrid Systems
, 1992
"... We introduce the framework of hybrid automata as a model and specification language for hybrid systems. Hybrid automata can be viewed as a generalization of timed automata, in which the behavior of variables is governed in each state by a set of differential equations. We show that many of the examp ..."
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We introduce the framework of hybrid automata as a model and specification language for hybrid systems. Hybrid automata can be viewed as a generalization of timed automata, in which the behavior of variables is governed in each state by a set of differential equations. We show that many of the examples considered in the workshop can be defined by hybrid automata. While the reachability problem is undecidable even for very restricted classes of hybrid automata, we present two semidecision procedures for verifying safety properties of piecewiselinear hybrid automata, in which all variables change at constant rates. The two procedures are based, respectively, on minimizing and computing fixpoints on generally infinite state spaces. We show that if the procedures terminate, then they give correct answers. We then demonstrate that for many of the typical workshop examples, the procedures do terminate and thus provide an automatic way for verifying their properties. 1 Introduction More and...
Systematic design of program analysis frameworks
 In 6th POPL
, 1979
"... Semantic analysis of programs is essential in optimizing compilers and program verification systems. It encompasses data flow analysis, data type determination, generation of approximate invariant ..."
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Semantic analysis of programs is essential in optimizing compilers and program verification systems. It encompasses data flow analysis, data type determination, generation of approximate invariant
The model checker SPIN
 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
, 1997
"... Abstract—SPIN is an efficient verification system for models of distributed software systems. It has been used to detect design errors in applications ranging from highlevel descriptions of distributed algorithms to detailed code for controlling telephone exchanges. This paper gives an overview of ..."
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Abstract—SPIN is an efficient verification system for models of distributed software systems. It has been used to detect design errors in applications ranging from highlevel descriptions of distributed algorithms to detailed code for controlling telephone exchanges. This paper gives an overview
Bandera: Extracting Finitestate Models from Java Source Code
 IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
, 2000
"... Finitestate verification techniques, such as model checking, have shown promise as a costeffective means for finding defects in hardware designs. To date, the application of these techniques to software has been hindered by several obstacles. Chief among these is the problem of constructing a fini ..."
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Finitestate verification techniques, such as model checking, have shown promise as a costeffective means for finding defects in hardware designs. To date, the application of these techniques to software has been hindered by several obstacles. Chief among these is the problem of constructing a
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