Abstract Model Checking of Infinite Specifications
Authors: Daniel Jackson
Proceedings of Formal Methods Europe, Barcelona, Oct. 1994.
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A new method for analyzing specifications in languages like Z and
VDM is proposed. Theorems are checked automatically by exhaustive search of
the state space. An abstraction over the actual states can be defined that
reduces an infinite state space to a finite number of equivalence classes,
allowing it to be searched exhaustively by treating each class as a single
abstract state. A prototype has been built that has verified some small
theorems from the literature.