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Title: Defining Liveness
Authors: Alpern, Bowen
Schneider, Fred B.
Keywords: computer science
technical report
Issue Date: Oct-1985
Publisher: Cornell University
Abstract: A formal definition for liveness properties is proposed. It is argued that this definition captures the intuition that liveness properties stipulate that "something good" eventually happens during execution. A topological characterization of safety and liveness is given. Every property is shown to be the intersection of a safety property and a liveness property.
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