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Semantics for Abstract Interpretation-Based Static Analyzes of Temporal Properties

  • Damien Massé
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2477)

Abstract

Analyzing programs with abstract interpretation often requires to use a combination of forward and backward analyzes. However, the forward analyzes are mostly reachability analyzes, which are often not precise enough when we want to check other temporal properties. In this paper we propose to combine transition systems with temporal properties (with backward modalities) to get “extended” transition systems. We define forward and backward semantics for these systems, and give indications for their combination. These semantics, which use set of trees, can be abstracted to make more precise forward and backward analyzes of programs. The combinations of these analyzes are expected to give better results than the current abstract analyzes.

Keywords

Transition System Temporal Property Abstract Interpretation Elementary Tree Extended Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damien Massé
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  1. 1.LIXÉcole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance

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