Heuristic Methods for Mechanically Deriving Inductive Assertions

Current methods f o r mechanical program v e r i f i c a t i o n r e q u i r e a complete p red i ca te s p e c i f i c a t i o n on each l o o p . Because t h i s i s ted ious and e r r o r p r o n e , producing a program w i t h complete, c o r r e c t p red i ca tes i s reasonably d i f f i c u l t and would be f a c i l i t a t e d by machine ass i s t… (More)