Experimental Descriptive Complexity

  • Marco Carmosino
  • Neil Immerman
  • Charles Jordan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7230)


We describe our development and use of DescriptiveEnvironment (DE). This is a program to aid researchers in Finite Model Theory and students of logic to automatically generate examples, counter- examples of conjectures, reductions between problems, and visualizations of structures and queries.

DescriptiveEnvironment is available for free use under an ISC license at We encourage researchers and students at all levels to experiment with it. Please tell us of your insights, progress, suggestions, or extensions of DE.


Logical Formula Graph Property Propositional Formula Relation Symbol Constant Symbol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Carmosino
    • 1
  • Neil Immerman
    • 1
  • Charles Jordan
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science Dept.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Division of Computer ScienceHokkaido UniversityJapan

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