Model-Checking Parse Trees

@article{Boral2013ModelCheckingPT,
  title={Model-Checking Parse Trees},
  author={Anudhyan Boral and Sylvain Schmitz},
  journal={2013 28th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science},
  year={2013},
  pages={153-162}
}
Parse trees are fundamental syntactic structures in both computational linguistics and programming language design. We argue in this paper that, in both fields, there are good incentives for model-checking sets of parse trees for some word according to a context-free grammar. We put forward the adequacy of propositional dynamic logic (PDL) on trees in these applications, and study as a sanity check the complexity of the corresponding model-checking problem: although complete for exponential… CONTINUE READING
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