Termination of Floating-Point Computations
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Numerical computations form an essential part of almost any real-world program. Traditional approaches to termination of logic programs are restricted to domains isomorphic to (ℕ,>); more recent works study termination of integer computations where the lack of well-foundedness of the integers has to be taken into account. Termination of computations involving floating-point numbers can be counterintuitive because of rounding errors and implementation conventions. We present a novel technique that allows us to prove termination of such computations. Our approach extends the previous work on termination of integer computations.
Keywordstermination analysis floating point numerical computation
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