Beyond Vacuity: Towards the Strongest Passing Formula

Hana Chockler, Arie Gurfinkel, Ofer Strichman

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Given an LTL formula φ in negation normal form, it can be strengthened by replacing some of its literals with false. Given such a formula and a model M that satisfies it, vacuity and mutual vacuity attempt to find one or a maximal set of literals, respectively, with which φ can be strengthened while still being satisfied by M. We study the problem of finding the strongest LTL formula that satisfies M and is in the Boolean closure of strengthened versions of φ as defined above. This formula is stronger or equally strong to any formula that can be obtained by vacuity and mutual vacuity. We present our algorithms in the framework of lattice automata.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-571
Number of pages20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2013

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