Technical Report CS0703

Authors: E.M. Clarke, O. Grumberg and D.E. Long
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Abstract: We describe a method for using abstraction to reduce the complexity of temporal logic and model checking. The basis of this method is a way of constructing an abstract model of a program without ever examining the corresponding unabstracted model. We show how this abstract model can be used to verify properties of the original program. We have implemented a system based on these techniques, and we demonstrate their practicality using a number of examples, including a pipelined ALU circuit with over $100^{1300}$ states.
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