Divide and Compose: SCC Refinement for Language Emptiness [chapter]

Chao Wang, Roderick Bloem, Gary D. Hachtel, Kavita Ravi, Fabio Somenzi
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We propose a refinement approach to symbolic SCC analysis, which performs large parts of the computation on abstracted systems, and on small subsets of the state space. For language-emptiness checking, it quickly discards uninteresting parts of the state space; for the remaining states, it adapts the model checking computation to the strength of the SCCs at hand. We present a general framework for SCC refinement, which uses a compositional approach to generate and refine overapproximations. We
more » ... how that our algorithm significantly outperforms the one of Emerson and Lei.
doi:10.1007/3-540-44685-0_31 fatcat:46borrqyw5ebrdpwohyh3ev6ui