Extending window inference

  • Joakim von Wright
Invited Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1479)


Window inference is a proof paradigm where a theorem is proved by stepwise transformation, including transformations that change subterms while taking the context of these subterms into account. Originally developed for mathematical equivalence reasoning, window inference has proved powerful in other fields as well, and in particular for reasoning about refinement of programs. Although window inference is powerful and flexible, it has many limitations. The paper shows how some restrictions can be relaxed without compromising the elegance and simplicity of the window inference paradigm. We suggest a number of extensions, discuss their possible implementations and give examples of their use.


Inference Rule Proof Obligation Data Refinement Predicate Transformer Program Refinement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joakim von Wright
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  1. 1.åbo Akademi University and Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS)TurkuFinland

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