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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/7238
Title: Kleene Algebra with Tests: Completeness and Decidability
Authors: Kozen, Dexter
Smith, Frederick
Keywords: computer science
technical report
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Publisher: Cornell University
Citation: http://techreports.library.cornell.edu:8081/Dienst/UI/1.0/Display/cul.cs/TR96-1582
Abstract: Kleene algebras with tests provide a rigorous framework for equational specification and verification. They have been used successfully in basic safety analysis, source-to-source program transformation, and concurrency control. We prove the completeness of the equational theory of Kleene algebra with tests and *-continuous Kleene algebra with tests over language-theoretic and relational models. We also show decidability. Cohen's reduction of Kleene algebra with hypotheses of the form $r=0$ to Kleene algebra without hypotheses is simplified and extended to handle Kleene algebras with tests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/7238
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