Basic Concepts of Abstract Interpretation

  • Patrick Cousot
  • Radhia Cousot
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 156)


A brief introduction to the theory of Abstract Interpretation, examplified by constructing a hierarchy of partial traces, reflexive transitive closure, reachable states and intervals abstract semantics of transition systems.


Abstract Interpretation Safety Specification Static Analysis Verification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Cousot
    • 1
  • Radhia Cousot
    • 2
  1. 1.École Normale SupérieureParis cedex 05France
  2. 2.CNRS & École PolytechniquePalaiseau cedexFrance

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