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A Clausal Resolution Method for Branching-Time Logic ECTL

By Er Bolotov and Artie Basukoski


The branching-time temporal logic ECTL + is strictly more expressive than ECTL, in allowing Boolean combinations of fairness operators and single temporal operators. We show that the key elements of the resolution method previously defined for a weaker logic, ECTL, namely the clausal normal form, the concepts of step resolution and a temporal resolution, are applicable in this new framework of ECTL +. We show that any ECTL + formula can be translated into its normal form using the technique previously defined for the logic ECTL. This enables us to apply to the generated set of clauses a resolution technique originally defined for the basic computation tree logic CTL.

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
Year: 2004
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