Sciduction: Combining Induction, Deduction, and Structure for Verification and Synthesis

Sanjit A. Seshia. Sciduction: Combining Induction, Deduction, and Structure for Verification and Synthesis. In Proceedings of the Design Automation Conference (DAC), pages 356-365, June 2012.
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Abstract

Even with impressive advances in formal verification, certain major challenges remain. Chief amongst these are environment modeling, incompleteness in specifications, and the complexity of underlying decision problems. In this position paper, we contend that these challenges can be tackled by integrating traditional, deductive methods with inductive inference (learning from examples) using hypotheses about system structure. We present sciduction, a formalization of such an integration, show how it can tackle hard problems in verification and synthesis, and outline directions for future work.

BibTeX

@InProceedings{seshia-dac12,
    Author = {Seshia, Sanjit A.},
    Title = {Sciduction: Combining Induction, Deduction, and Structure for Verification and Synthesis},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Design Automation Conference (DAC)},
    Year = {2012},
    Month = {June},
    Pages = {356--365},
    Abstract = {Even with impressive advances in formal verification, certain 
major challenges remain. Chief amongst these are environment  
modeling, incompleteness in specifications, and the complexity  
of underlying decision problems.  
In this position paper, we contend that these challenges can be 
tackled by integrating traditional, deductive methods 
with inductive inference (learning from examples) using  
hypotheses about system structure. We present sciduction, a 
formalization of such an integration, 
show how it can tackle hard problems in verification and synthesis, 
and outline directions for future work.},
}

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