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2014 Counterexample-Preserving Reduction for Symbolic Model Checking
Wanwei Liu, Rui Wang, Xianjin Fu, Ji Wang, Wei Dong, Xiaoguang Mao
J. Appl. Math. 2014(SI11): 1-13 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/702165


The cost of LTL model checking is highly sensitive to the length of the formula under verification. We observe that, under some specific conditions, the input LTL formula can be reduced to an easier-to-handle one before model checking. In such reduction, these two formulae need not to be logically equivalent, but they share the same counterexample set w.r.t the model. In the case that the model is symbolically represented, the condition enabling such reduction can be detected with a lightweight effort (e.g., with SAT-solving). In this paper, we tentatively name such technique “counterexample-preserving reduction” (CePRe, for short), and the proposed technique is evaluated by conducting comparative experiments of BDD-based model checking, bounded model checking, and property directed reachability-(IC3) based model checking.


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Wanwei Liu. Rui Wang. Xianjin Fu. Ji Wang. Wei Dong. Xiaoguang Mao. "Counterexample-Preserving Reduction for Symbolic Model Checking." J. Appl. Math. 2014 (SI11) 1 - 13, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 1 October 2014

zbMATH: 06213548
MathSciNet: MR3121430
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/702165

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

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