Towards the Formal Specification and Verification of Maple Programs

  • Muhammad Taimoor Khan
  • Wolfgang Schreiner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7362)


In this paper, we present our ongoing work and initial results on the formal specification and verification of MiniMaple (a substantial subset of Maple with slight extensions) programs. The main goal of our work is to find behavioral errors in such programs w.r.t. their specifications by static analysis. This task is more complex for widely used computer algebra languages like Maple as these are fundamentally different from classical languages: they support non-standard types of objects such as symbols, unevaluated expressions and polynomials and require abstract computer algebraic concepts and objects such as rings and orderings etc. As a starting point we have defined and formalized a syntax, semantics, type system and specification language for MiniMaple.


Type System Computer Algebra Type Information Boolean Expression Typing Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Taimoor Khan
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schreiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Doktoratskolleg Computational MathematicsJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  2. 2.Research Institute for Symbolic ComputationJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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