pbespareqelm

This tool aims to detect invariants [OW10] of a very specific form in PBESs. The invariants detected by the tool are identities between parameters of predicate variables. Pairs of parameters that are always equal are discovered, and one of these parameters is eliminated.

Consider, for instance, the following example (The Mutual Exclusion Problem (2) taken from [OW10]).

\[\begin{split}\begin{array}{l} \nu X(n_r,n_w,t,r,w {:} \nat) = (r + w > 0 \implies r \cdot w =0)\\ \qquad \wedge (t \ge 1 \implies X(n_r+1,n_w,t-1,r+1,w))\\ \qquad \wedge (n_r > 0 \implies X(n_r-1,n_w,t+1,r-1,w))\\ \qquad \wedge (t \ge N \implies X(n_r,n_w+1,t-N,r,w+1))\\ \qquad \wedge (n_w > 0 \implies X(n_r,n_w-1,t+N,r,w-1)) ~\\ \mathbf{init}\ X(0,0,N,0,0) \end{array}\end{split}\]

Observe that with this initial configuration, $n_r = r$ and $n_w = w$ are invariants. The resulting PBES is as follows.

\[\begin{split}\begin{array}{l} \nu X(n_r,n_w,t {:} \nat) = (nr + nw > 0 \implies nr \cdot nw =0)\\ \qquad \wedge (t \ge 1 \implies X(n_r+1,n_w,t-1))\\ \qquad \wedge (n_r > 0 \implies X(n_r-1,n_w,t+1))\\ \qquad \wedge (t \ge N \implies X(n_r,n_w+1,t-N))\\ \qquad \wedge (n_w > 0 \implies X(n_r,n_w-1,t+N)) ~\\ \mathbf{init}\ X(0,0,N) \end{array}\end{split}\]

Manual page for pbeseqelm

Usage

pbeseqelm   [OPTION]... [INFILE [OUTFILE]]

Description

Reads a file containing a PBES, and applies the eqelm algorithm to detect equivalence relations between the parameters. If OUTFILE is not present, standard output is used. If INFILE is not present, standard input is used.

Command line options

-I , --ignore-initial-state

ignore the initial state in the computation

-iFORMAT , --in=FORMAT

use input format FORMAT:

bes

BES in internal format

pbes

PBES in internal format

pgsolver

BES in PGSolver format

text

PBES in textual (mCRL2) format

-oFORMAT , --out=FORMAT

use output format FORMAT:

bes

BES in internal format

pbes

PBES in internal format

pgsolver

BES in PGSolver format

text

PBES in textual (mCRL2) format

-pNAME , --pbes-rewriter=NAME

use pbes rewrite strategy NAME:

simplify

for simplification

quantifier-all

for eliminating all quantifiers

quantifier-finite

for eliminating finite quantifier variables

quantifier-inside

for pushing quantifiers inside

quantifier-one-point

for one point rule quantifier elimination

pfnf

for rewriting into PFNF normal form

ppg

for rewriting into Parameterised Parity Game form

bqnf-quantifier

for rewriting quantifiers over conjuncts to conjuncts of quantifiers (experimental)

-QNUM , --qlimit=NUM

limit enumeration of quantifiers to NUM iterations. (Default NUM=1000, NUM=0 for unlimited).

-rNAME , --rewriter=NAME

use rewrite strategy NAME:

jitty

jitty rewriting

jittyc

compiled jitty rewriting

jittyp

jitty rewriting with prover

--timings[=FILE]

append timing measurements to FILE. Measurements are written to standard error if no FILE is provided

Standard options

-q , --quiet

do not display warning messages

-v , --verbose

display short intermediate messages

-d , --debug

display detailed intermediate messages

--log-level=LEVEL

display intermediate messages up to and including level

-h , --help

display help information

--version

display version information

Author

Wieger Wesselink; Simona Orzan and Tim Willemse