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A simple correctness proof for magic transformation
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Software and Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2012 (English)In: Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, ISSN 1471-0684, E-ISSN 1475-3081, Vol. 12, no 6, 929-936 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper presents a simple and concise proof of correctness of the magic transformation. We believe that it may provide a useful example of formal reasoning about logic programs. The correctness property concerns the declarative semantics. The proof, however, refers to the operational semantics (LD-resolution) of the source programs. Its conciseness is due to applying a suitable proof method.

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Cambridge University Press (CUP) , 2012. Vol. 12, no 6, 929-936 p.
Keyword [en]
program correctness, logic programming, magic transformation, declarative semantics, LD-resolution, operational semantics
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86115DOI: 10.1017/S1471068411000032ISI: 000310854200004OAI: diva2:574981
Available from: 2012-12-07 Created: 2012-12-07 Last updated: 2012-12-21

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