A Theory of Operational Equivalence for Interaction Nets

@inproceedings{Fernndez2000ATO,
  title={A Theory of Operational Equivalence for Interaction Nets},
  author={Maribel Fern{\'a}ndez and Ian Mackie},
  booktitle={LATIN},
  year={2000}
}
The notion of contextual equivalence is fundamental in the theory of programming languages. By setting up a notion of bisimilarity, and showing that it coincides with contextual equivalence, one obtains a simple coinductive proof technique for showing that two programs are equivalent in all contexts. In this paper we apply these (now standard) techniques to interactions nets, a graphical programming language characterized by local reduction. This work generalizes previous studies of operational… 

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