Termination, Ac-termination and Dependency Pairs of Term Rewriting Systems

Recently, Arts and Giesl introduced the notion of dependency pairs, which gives effective methods for proving termination of term rewriting systems (TRSs). In this thesis, we extend the notion of dependency pairs to AC-TRSs, and introduce new methods for effectively proving AC-termination. Since it is impossible to directly apply the notion of dependency… CONTINUE READING