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A Method for the Determinisation of Propositional Temporal Formulae

  • Philippe Noel
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Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the generation of models for specifications expressed in a propositional temporal logic. These specifications represent dynamic and interacting systems and hence contain references to the environment in which the systems will execute.

In the current version of the executable temporal logic system, MetateM, a model may be generated directly from a given specification. However, in general, this model construction involves backtracking. We show how to transform an arbitrary specification, 5, into another specification, S’, from which a model can be generated without backtracking. S’ is such that any of its models is a model of 5, and it is satisfiable only if S is satisfiable.

Keywords

Temporal Logic Inference Rule Conjunctive Normal Form State Formula Tree Automaton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Noel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterUK

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