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A Hoare-Like Calculus Using the SROIQσ Logic on Transformations of Graphs

Abstract : We tackle the problem of partial correctness of programs processing structures defined as graphs. We introduce a kernel imperative programming language endowed with atomic actions that participate in the transformation of graph structures and provide a decidable logic for reasoning about these transformations in a Hoare-style calculus. The logic for reasoning about the transformations (baptized ${\cal SROIQ}^\sigma$) is an extension of the Description Logic (DL) $\mathcal{SROIQ}$, and the graph structures manipulated by the programs are models of this logic. The programming language is non-standard in that it has an instruction set targeted at graph manipulations (such as insertion and deletion of arcs), and its conditional statements (in loops and selections) are ${\cal SROIQ}^\sigma$ formulas. The main challenge solved in this paper is to show that the resulting proof problems are decidable.
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Jon Brenas, Rachid Echahed, Martin Strecker. A Hoare-Like Calculus Using the SROIQσ Logic on Transformations of Graphs. 8th IFIP International Conference on Theoretical Computer Science (TCS), Sep 2014, Rome, Italy. pp.164-178, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-44602-7_14⟩. ⟨hal-01402040⟩

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