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On the decidability and complexity of Metric Temporal Logic over finite words

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On the decidability and complexity of Metric Temporal Logic over finite words
Abstract. Metric Temporal Logic (MTL) is a prominent specification formalism for realtime systems. In this paper, we show that the satisfiability problem for MTL over finite timed words is decidable, with non-primitive recursive complexity. We also consider the model-checking problem for MTL: whether all words accepted by a given Alur-Dill timed automaton satisfy a given MTL formula. We show that this problem is decidable over finite words. Over infinite words, we show that model checking the safety fragment of MTL— which includes invariance and time-bounded response properties—is also decidable. These results are quite surprising in that they contradict various claims to the contrary that have appeared in the literature.
Joël Ouaknine, James Worrell
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where CORR
Authors Joël Ouaknine, James Worrell
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