Abstract interpretation with specialized definitions

Puebla Sánchez, Alvaro Germán and Albert Albiol, Elvira and Hermenegildo, Manuel V. (2005). Abstract interpretation with specialized definitions. Monografía (Technical Report). Facultad de Informática (UPM), Madrid, España.


Title: Abstract interpretation with specialized definitions
  • Puebla Sánchez, Alvaro Germán
  • Albert Albiol, Elvira
  • Hermenegildo, Manuel V.
Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Date: July 2005
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The relationship between abstract interpretation and partial deduction has received considerable attention and (partial) integrations have been proposed starting from both the partial deduction and abstract interpretation perspectives. In this work we present what we argue is the first fully described generic algorithm for efficient and precise integration of abstract interpretation and partial deduction. Taking as starting point state-of-the-art algorithms for context-sensitive, polyvariant abstract interpretation and (abstract) partial deduction, we present an algorithm which combines the best of both worlds. Key ingredients include the accurate success propagation inherent to abstract interpretation and the powerful program transformations achievable by partial deduction. In our algorithm, the calls which appear in the analysis graph are not analyzed w.r.t. the original definition of the procedure but w.r.t. specialized definitions of these procedures. Such specialized definitions are obtained by applying both unfolding and abstract executability. Our framework is parametric w.r.t. different control strategies and abstract domains. Different combinations of such parameters correspond to existing algorithms for program analysis and specialization. Simultaneously, our approach opens the door to the efficient computation of strictly more precise results than those achievable by each of the individual techniques. The algorithm is now one of the key components of the CiaoPP analysis and specialization system.

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Item ID: 55481
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/55481/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55481
Official URL: http://cliplab.org/papers/ai-spec-defs-tr2005.pdf
Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 18 Jun 2019 11:12
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 11:12
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