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Reduction in TLA

  • Ernie Cohen
  • Leslie Lamport
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1466)

Abstract

Reduction theorems allow one to deduce properties of a concurrent system specification from properties of a simpler, coarser-grained version called the reduced specification. We present reduction theorems based upon a more precise relation between the original and reduced specifications than earlier ones, permitting the use of reduction to reason about a larger class of properties. In particular, we present reduction theorems that handle general liveness properties.

Keywords

Temporal Logic Critical Section Safety Property Digital Equipment Corporation Liveness Property 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernie Cohen
    • 1
  • Leslie Lamport
    • 2
  1. 1.BellcoreUSA
  2. 2.Digital Equipment CorporationUSA

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