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Extending Symmetry Reduction Techniques to a Realistic Model of Computation

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Extending Symmetry Reduction Techniques to a Realistic Model of Computation
Much of the literature on symmetry reductions for model checking assumes a simple model of computation where the local state of each component in a concurrent system can be represented by an integer, and where components do not hold references to one another. Symmetry reduction techniques for model checking usually require a solution to the NP-hard Constructive Orbit Problem (COP)–computing the minimum element in the equivalence class of a given state under a symmetry group. Polynomial time strategies to solve instances of the COP under the simple model of computation are known for a large class of symmetry groups. We show that these strategies are not directly applicable when the model of computation is extended to allow components to hold references to one another, and present an approach to their extension, resulting in tractable, memory optimal symmetry reduction techniques for a realistic model of computation. Experimental results using the TopSpin symmetry reduction package fo...
Alastair F. Donaldson, Alice Miller
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Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where ENTCS
Authors Alastair F. Donaldson, Alice Miller
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