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A Problem-Reduction Approach to Proving Simulation Between Programs

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2 Author(s)
Birman, Alexander ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center ; Joyner, W.H.

System correctness often presents itself as the problem of showing that two programs, the "specification" and the "implementation," are in some sense equivalent. Such a concept of equivalence is supplied by Milner's definition of simulation between programs. This paper presents a problem-reduction approach to proving simulation, and describes an interactive system designed for this purpose.

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SE-2 ,  Issue: 2 )