2023-03-24T18:59:10Zhttps://kanazawa-u.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=repository_oaipmhoai:kanazawa-u.repo.nii.ac.jp:000099452023-03-09T06:49:55Z00934:00935:00936
Reducibility of operation symbols in term rewriting systems and its application to behavioral specificationsengAlgebraic specificationBehavioral coherenceBehavioral specificationObservational transition systemTerm rewriting systemhttp://hdl.handle.net/2297/22582Journal ArticleNakamura, MasakiOgata, KazuhiroFutatsugi, Kokichi金沢大学理工研究域電子情報学系Journal of Symbolic Computation4555515732010-01-010747-7171AA1046029410.1016/j.jsc.2010.01.008ElsevierIn this paper, we propose the notion of reducibility of symbols in term rewriting systems (TRSs). For a given algebraic specification, operation symbols can be classified on the basis of their denotations: the operation symbols for functions and those for constructors. In a model, each term constructed by using only constructors should denote an element, and functions are defined on sets formed by these elements. A term rewriting system provides operational semantics to an algebraic specification. Given a TRS, a term is called reducible if some rewrite rule can be applied to it. An irreducible term can be regarded as an answer in a sense. In this paper, we define the reducibility of operation symbols as follows: an operation symbol is reducible if any term containing the operation symbol is reducible. Non-trivial properties of context-sensitive rewriting, which is a simple restriction of rewriting, can be obtained by restricting the terms on the basis of variable occurrences, its sort, etc. We confirm the usefulness of the reducibility of operation symbols by applying them to behavioral specifications for proving the behavioral coherence property. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.authorhttps://kanazawa-u.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=repository_action_common_download&item_id=9945&item_no=1&attribute_id=26&file_no=12017-10-03