From Linear Temporal Logic Properties to Rewrite Propositions

  • Pierre-Cyrille Héam
  • Vincent Hugot
  • Olga Kouchnarenko
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7364)


In the regular model-checking framework, reachability analysis can be guided by temporal logic properties, for instance to achieve the counter example guided abstraction refinement (CEGAR) objectives. A way to perform this analysis is to translate a temporal logic formula expressed on maximal rewriting words into a “rewrite proposition” – a propositional formula whose atoms are language comparisons, and then to generate semi-decision procedures based on (approximations of) the rewrite proposition. This approach has recently been studied using a nonautomatic translation method. The extent to which such a translation can be systematised needs to be investigated, as well as the applicability of approximated methods wherever no exact translation can be effected. This paper presents contributions to that effect: (1) we investigate suitable semantics for LTL on maximal rewriting words and their influence on the feasibility of a translation, and (2) we propose a general scheme providing exact results on a fragment of LTL corresponding mainly to safety formulæ, and approximations on a larger fragment.


Temporal Logic Linear Temporal Logic Propositional Formula Reachability Analysis Tree Automaton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Cyrille Héam
    • 1
  • Vincent Hugot
    • 1
  • Olga Kouchnarenko
    • 1
  1. 1.FEMTO-ST CNRS 6174, University of Franche-Comté & INRIA/CASSISFrance

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