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Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 341–351 | Cite as

A framed temporal logic programming language

  • Zhen-Hua Duan
  • Maciej Koutny
Formal Methods

Abstract

We discuss the projection temporal logic (PTL), based on a primitive projection operator,prj. A framing technique is also presented, using which a synchronization operator,await, is defined within the underlying logic. A framed temporal logic programming language (FTLL) is presented. To illustrate how to use both the language and framing technique, some examples are given.

Keywords

temporal logic temporal logic programming frame projection concurrency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Xidian UniversityXi'anP. R. China
  2. 2.University of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneU.K.
  3. 3.Laboratory of Computer ScienceISCASBeijingP.R. China

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