An application of abstract interpretation in source level program transformation

  • Daniel De Schreye
  • Maurice Bruynooghe
Abstract Interpretation In Logic Programming
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 348)


We describe an application of abstract interpretation within the field of source-to-source program transformation for pure Horn clause logic programs. Using a very concrete setting, we aim to provide a comprehensible introduction to the technique of abstract interpretation, particularly suited for the novice in the field. Also, we argue that abstract interpretation is not only suited for applications in code optimization, but provides an excellent tool to support techniques in source level program transformation.


Logic Program Logic Programming Abstract Interpretation Horn Clause Program Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel De Schreye
    • 1
  • Maurice Bruynooghe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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