Backward Trace Slicing for Rewriting Logic Theories

  • María Alpuente
  • Demis Ballis
  • Javier Espert
  • Daniel Romero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6803)


Trace slicing is a widely used technique for execution trace analysis that is effectively used in program debugging, analysis and comprehension. In this paper, we present a backward trace slicing technique that can be used for the analysis of Rewriting Logic theories. Our trace slicing technique allows us to systematically trace back rewrite sequences modulo equational axioms (such as associativity and commutativity) by means of an algorithm that dynamically simplifies the traces by detecting control and data dependencies, and dropping useless data that do not influence the final result. Our methodology is particularly suitable for analyzing complex, textually-large system computations such as those delivered as counter-example traces by Maude model-checkers.


Execution Trace Label Procedure Relevant Position Contractum Pattern Rewrite Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Alpuente
    • 1
  • Demis Ballis
    • 2
  • Javier Espert
    • 1
  • Daniel Romero
    • 1
  1. 1.DSIC-ELPUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaUdineItaly

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