Is there a best Büchi automaton for explicit model checking?
|Year of publication||2014|
|Type||Article in Proceedings|
|Conference||2014 International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Keywords||linear temporal logic; Büchi automata; explicit model checking|
|Description||LTL to Büchi automata (BA) translators are traditionally optimized to produce automata with a small number of states or a small number of non-deterministic states. In this paper, we search for properties of Büchi automata that really influence the performance of explicit model checkers. We do that by manual analysis of several automata and by experiments with common LTL-to-BA translators and realistic verification tasks. As a result of these experiences, we gain a better insight into the characteristics of automata that work well with Spin.|