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Cristau, Julien

Automata and temporal logic over arbitrary linear time

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Linear temporal logic was introduced in order to reason about reactive
systems. It is often considered with respect to infinite words, to specify
the behaviour of long-running systems. One can consider more general models
for linear time, using words indexed by arbitrary linear orderings. We
investigate the connections between temporal logic and automata on linear
orderings, as introduced by Bruyere and Carton. We provide a doubly
exponential procedure to compute from any LTL formula with \until, \since, and
the Stavi connectives an automaton that decides whether that formula holds on
the input word. In particular, since the emptiness problem for these automata
is decidable, this transformation gives a decision procedure for the
satisfiability of the logic.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Julien Cristau},
  title =	{{Automata and temporal logic over arbitrary linear time}},
  booktitle =	{IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science},
  pages =	{133--144},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-13-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2009},
  volume =	{4},
  editor =	{Ravi Kannan and K. Narayan Kumar},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-23132},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2009.2313},
  annote =	{Keywords: LTL, linear orderings, automata}

Keywords: LTL, linear orderings, automata
Collection: IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 14.12.2009

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