Debugging temporal specifications with concept analysis

@inproceedings{Ammons2003DebuggingTS,
  title={Debugging temporal specifications with concept analysis},
  author={Glenn Ammons and David Mandelin and Rastislav Bod{\'i}k and James R. Larus},
  booktitle={PLDI},
  year={2003}
}
Program verification tools (such as model checkers and static analyzers) can find many errors in programs. These tools need formal specifications of correct program behavior, but writing a correct specification is difficult, just as writing a correct program is difficult. Thus, just as we need methods for debugging programs, we need methods for debugging specifications.This paper describes a novel method for debugging formal, temporal specifications. Our method exploits the short program… CONTINUE READING
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