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Regular Model Checking Using Inference of Regular Languages

HABERMEHL Peter and VOJNAR Tomáš. Regular Model Checking Using Inference of Regular Languages. In: Proceedings of 6th International Workshop on Verification of Infinite-State Systems -- INFINITY 2004. London, 2004, pp. 61-71.
Czech title
Regulární model checking založený na učení jazyků
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Habermehl Peter (UPAR7)
Vojnar Tomáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Keywords
formal verification, model checking, parametric systems, infinite-state systems, automata theory, inference of regular languages
Abstract
Regular model checking is a method for verifying infinite-state systems based on coding their configurations as words over a finite alphabet, sets of configurations as finite automata, and transitions as finite transducers. We introduce a new general approach to regular model checking based on inference of regular languages. The method builds upon the observation that for infinite-state systems whose behaviour can be modelled using length-preserving transducers,  there is a finite computation for obtaining all reachable  configurations up to a certain length n.
These configurations are a (positive) sample of the reachable configurations of the given system, whereas~all other words up to length n are a negative sample. Then, methods of inference of regular languages can be used to generalise the sample to the full reachability set (or an overapproximation of it). We have implemented our method in a prototype tool which shows that our approach is competitive on a number of concrete examples. Furthermore, in contrast to all other existing regular model checking methods, termination is guaranteed in general for all systems with regular sets of reachable configurations. The method can be applied in a similar way to dealing with reachability relations instead of reachability sets too.
Published
2004
Pages
61-71
Proceedings
Proceedings of 6th International Workshop on Verification of Infinite-State Systems -- INFINITY 2004
Conference
6th International Workshop on Verification of Infinite-State Systems -- INFINITY 2004, a satellite workshop of 15th International Conference on Concurrency Theory -- CONCUR 2004, Londýn, GB
Place
London, GB
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB7616,
   author = "Peter Habermehl and Tom\'{a}\v{s} Vojnar",
   title = "Regular Model Checking Using Inference of Regular Languages",
   pages = "61--71",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of 6th International Workshop on Verification of Infinite-State Systems -- INFINITY 2004",
   year = 2004,
   location = "London, GB",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/7616"
}
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