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Property Directed Reachability (PDR) is a very promising recent method for deciding reachability in symbolically represented transition systems. While originally conceived as a model checking algorithm for hardware circuits, it has already been successfully applied in several other areas. This paper is the first investigation of PDR from the perspective of(More)
Introduction Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) or "quantum cryptography" is a Quantum Mechanics based cryptographic primitive, which, in principle, holds the potential of absolutely secure communication, which can not be compromised by any eavesdropping technique. The strength of the QKD primitive is the simultaneous generation of two identical bit streams at(More)
This paper introduces a new decision procedure for PLTL based on labelled superposition. Its main idea is to treat temporal formulas as infinite sets of purely propositional clauses over an extended signature. These infinite sets are then represented by finite sets of labelled propositional clauses. The new representation enables the replacement of the(More)
In recent years there has been a growing demand for Automated Theorem Proving (ATP) in large theories, which often have more axioms than can be handled effectively as normal internal axioms. This work addresses the issues of accessing external sources of axioms from a first-order logic ATP system, and presents an implemented ATP system that retrieves(More)
There is a growing demand for automated reasoning with world knowledge. SPASS-XDB is an automated reasoning system that incorporates world knowledge from multiple external sources, asynchronously on demand, during its reasoning process. This paper describes how SPASS-XDB's reasoning is focussed and controlled, its sources of world knowledge , and their use(More)
We describe a duality mapping between STRIPS planning tasks. By exchanging the initial and goal conditions, taking their respective complements, and swapping for every action its precondition and delete list, one obtains for every STRIPS task its dual version, which has a solution if and only if the original does. This is proved by showing that the(More)