Model Checking

  • Kenneth L. McMillan

Abstract

As mentioned in the introduction, a formal verification system has several basic elements. First, we require a model. A model is an imaginary universe, or more generally, a class of possible imaginary universes. To make our model meaningful, we require a theory that predicts some or all of the possible observations that might be made of the model. An observation generally takes the form of the truth or falsehood of a predicate, or statement about the model. Finally, to verify something meaningful about the model, we require a methodology for proving statements that are true in the theory.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth L. McMillan
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  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityAustralia

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