Splitting via Interpolants
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A common problem in software model checking is the automatic computation of accurate loop invariants. Loop invariants can be derived from interpolants for every path leading through the corresponding loop header. However, in practice, the consideration of single paths often leads to very path specific interpolants. Inductive invariants can only be derived after several iterations by also taking previous interpolants into account.
In this paper, we introduce a software model checking approach that uses the concept of path insensitive interpolation to compute loop invariants. In contrast to current approaches, path insensitive interpolation summarizes several paths through a program location instead of one. As a consequence, it takes the abstraction refinement considerably less effort to obtain an adequate interpolant. First experiments show the potential of our approach.
KeywordsModel Check Outgoing Edge Program Graph Feasible Path Transition Formula
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