On the weak adequacy of branching-time temporal logic

  • Ph. Schoebelen
  • S. Pinchinat
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 432)


We study the adequacy of branching-time temporal logic w.r.t. bisimulation semantics in the framework of non-deterministic programs without the finitely-branching restriction. The process equivalence generated by branching-time logic is compared with bisimulation and with two observational equivalences. It is found at best weakly adequate. This further illustrates the strength of the finitely-branching restriction. However, we argue that in connection with branching time temporal logic, one has no better choice than bisimulation as a semantic equivalence: in particular, the equivalence generated by temporal logic is not a congruence w.r.t. usual process operators.


Temporal Logic Reverse Implication Model Check Algorithm Infinite Path Rooted Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. Schoebelen
    • 1
  • S. Pinchinat
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale et d'Intelligence ArtificielleInstitut Imag — CNRSGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Lifia-ImagGrenoble CedexFrance

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