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Synthesis for Unbounded Bitvector Arithmetic

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Abstract

We propose to describe computations using QFPAbit, a language of quantifier-free linear arithmetic on unbounded integers with bitvector operations. We describe an algorithm that, given a QFPAbit formula with input and output variables denoting integers, generates an efficient function from a sequence of inputs to a sequence of outputs, whenever such function on integers exists. The starting point for our method is a polynomial-time translation mapping a QFPAbit formula into the sequential circuit that checks the correctness of the input/output relation. From such a circuit, our synthesis algorithm produces solved circuits from inputs to outputs that are no more than singly exponential in size of the original formula. In addition to the general synthesis algorithm, we present techniques that ensure that, for example, multiplication and division with large constants do not lead to an exponential blowup, addressing a practical problem with a previous approach that used the MONA tool to generate the specification automata.

Citation

Andrej Spielmann and Viktor Kuncak. Synthesis for unbounded bitvector arithmetic. In International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR), LNAI. Springer, 2012.

BibTex Entry

@INPROCEEDINGS{SpielmannKuncak12SynthesisUnboundedBitvectorArithmetic,
  author = {Andrej Spielmann and Viktor Kuncak},
  title = {Synthesis for Unbounded Bitvector Arithmetic},
  booktitle = {International Joint Conference on Automated 
Reasoning (IJCAR)},
  year = 2012,
  series = {LNAI},
  publisher = {Springer},
  localurl = {http://lara.epfl.ch/~kuncak/papers/SpielmannKuncak12SynthesisUnboundedBitvectorArithmetic.pdf}
}

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