Normalization via Rewrite Closures

  • L. Bachmair
  • C. R. Ramakrishnan
  • I. V. Ramakrishnan
  • A. Tiwari
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1631)


We present an abstract completion-based method for finding normal forms of terms with respect to given rewrite systems. The method uses the concept of a rewrite closure, which is a generalization of the idea of a congruence closure. Our results generalize previous results on congruence closure-based normalization methods. The description of known methods within our formalism also allows a better understanding of these procedures.


Normal Form Inference Rule Transformation Rule Ground Term Detection Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bachmair
    • 1
  • C. R. Ramakrishnan
    • 1
  • I. V. Ramakrishnan
    • 1
  • A. Tiwari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSUNY at Stony BrookUSA

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