Relational Approach to Boolean Logic Problems

  • Rudolf Berghammer
  • Ulf Milanese
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3929)


We present a method for specifying and implementing algorithms for Boolean logic problems. It is formally grounded in relational algebra. Specifications are written in first-order set theory and then transformed systematically into relation-algebraic forms which can be executed directly in RelView, a computer system for the manipulation of relations and relational programming. Our method yields programs that are correct by construction. It is illustrated by some examples.


Relational Approach Relational Algebra Conjunctive Normal Form Boolean Formula Binary Decision Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Berghammer
    • 1
  • Ulf Milanese
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik und Praktische MathematikUniversität KielKielGermany

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