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Termination of context-sensitive rewriting

  • H. Zantema
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1232)

Abstract

Context-sensitive term rewriting is a kind of term rewriting in which reduction is not allowed inside some fixed arguments of some function symbols. We introduce two new techniques for proving termination of context-sensitive rewriting. The first one is a modification of the technique of interpretation in a well-founded order, the second one is implied by a transformation in which context-sensitive termination of the original system can be concluded from termination of the transformed one. In combination with purely automatic techniques for proving ordinary termination, the latter technique is purely automatic too.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Zantema
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUtrecht UniversityTB UtrechtThe Netherlands

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