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Action versus State based Logics for Transition Systems

De Nicola, Rocco and Vaandrager, Frits W. Action versus State based Logics for Transition Systems. In: Semantics of Systems of Concurrent Processes. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 469 . Springer, pp. 407-419. ISBN 3-540-53479-2 (1990)

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A temporal logic based on actions rather than on states is presented and interpreted over labelled transition systems. It is proved that it has essentially the same power as CTL*, a temporal logic interpreted over Kripke structures. The relationship between the two logics is established by introducing two mappings from Kripke structures to labelled transition systems and viceversa and two transformation functions between the two logics which preserve truth. A branching time version of the action based logic is also introduced. This new logic for transition systems can play an important role as an intermediate between Hennessy-Milner Logic and the modal μ-calculus. It is sufficiently expressive to describe safety and liveness properties but permits model checking in linear time.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: 10.1007/3-540-53479-2_17
Funders: The research has been partially supported by Esprit Basic Research Action Program, Project 3011 CEDISYS and by CNR Progetto Finalizzato Sistemi Informatici e Calcolo Parallelo, project LAMBRUSCO.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Rocco De Nicola
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 12:27
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2011 14:36
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/379

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