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Fair termination is decidable for ground systems

  • Sophie Tison
Regular Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 355)

Abstract

By summing up, we have reduced the problem of fair termination to the emptiness of the intersection of two constructible and recognizable forests. Since the family of recognizable forests is closed under intersection and since emptiness is decidable in this family, fair termination is decidable.

Keywords

Inference Rule Graph Transformation Fair Termination Ground System Ground Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie Tison
    • 1
  1. 1.LIFL-UA 369 CNRSUniversité de Lille-Flandres-ArtoisVilleneuve d'Ascq CedexFrance

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