Technical Report CS0848

TR#:CS0848
Class:CS
Title: INCREMENTAL MODEL CHECKING FOR DECOMPOSABLE STRUCTURES.
Authors: J.A. Makowsky and E.V. Ravve
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Abstract: Assume we are given a transition system which is composed of several well identified components. We propose a method which allowed us to reduce the model checking of formulas in the complex system to model checking of derived formulas in Monadic Second Order Logic in the components. Our method applies to all practically used hardware specification languages, although at a certain cost. The basic idea goes back to a method proposed first by Feferman and Vaught in 1959, which we adapt and generalize to the specific context of model checking of transition systems. Our method allows for a precise definition of incremental model checking. We give also estimates on when our incremental method starts to be better than traditional methods.
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