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DISCENTE : HANIEL MOREIRA BARBOSA

DATA : 06/07/2017

HORA: 09:00

LOCAL: Auditório 2 do DIMAp

TÍTULO:

New techniques for instantiation and proof production in SMT solving

PALAVRAS-CHAVES:

Formal verification; automatic proof techiques; SMT solving; quantifier instantiation; proof production

PÁGINAS: 100

GRANDE ÁREA: Ciências Exatas e da Terra

ÁREA: Ciência da Computação

SUBÁREA: Metodologia e Técnicas da Computação

ESPECIALIDADE: Engenharia de Software

RESUMO:

A variety of real world applications, such as formal verification, program synthesis, automatic testing, and program analysis, rely on satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) solvers as backends to automatically discharge proof obligations. While these solvers are extremely efficient at handling large ground formulas with theory symbols, such as arithmetic ones, they still struggle to deal with quantifiers. Our first contribution in this thesis is in providing a uniform and efficient framework for reasoning with quantified formulas in CDCL(T), the calculus more commonly used in SMT solvers, in which generally various instantiation techniques are employed to handle quantifiers. We show that the major instantiation techniques can be all cast in a unifying framework for handling quantified formulas with equality and uninterpreted functions. This framework is based on the problem of E-ground (dis)unification, a variation of the classic rigid E -unification problem. We introduce a sound and complete calculus to solve this problem in practice: Congruence Closure with Free Variables (CCFV). An experimental evaluation of the implementation of CCFV in the SMT solver veriT exhibits significant improvements for the latter, making it competitive with state-of-the-art solvers in several benchmark libraries stemming from real world applications. Our second contribution is a framework for processing formulas in SMT solvers, with gen- eration of detailed proofs. Our goal is to increase the reliability on the results of automated reasoning systems, by providing justifications which can be efficiently checked independently, and to improve their usability by external applications. Proof assistants, for instance, generally require the reconstruction of the justification provided by the solver in a given proof obligation. The main components of our proof-producing framework are a generic contextual recursion algorithm and an extensible set of inference rules. Clausification, skolemization, theory-specific simplifications, and expansion of ‘let’ expressions are instances of this framework. With suitable data structures, proof generation adds only a linear-time overhead, and proofs can be checked in linear time. We also implemented the approach in veriT. This allowed us to dramatically simplify the code base while increasing the number of problems for which detailed proofs can be produced.

MEMBROS DA BANCA:

Presidente - 2220777 - DAVID BORIS PAUL DEHARBE

Interno - 1517271 - JOAO MARCOS DE ALMEIDA

Interno - 1639701 - MARCEL VINICIUS MEDEIROS OLIVEIRA

Externo à Instituição - PASCAL FONTAINE - UL

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