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# Questions tagged [smt-solvers]

Solver programs for the Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT). The SMT problem is a decision problem for logical formulas with combinations of background theories expressed in classical first-order logic with equality.

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### Why is unification so important to inference engines?

I am learning Automated Theorem Proving / SMT solvers / Proof Assistants by myself and post a series of questions about the process, starting here. I keep reading about the Unification Algorithm. ...
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### Why do some inference engines need human assistance while others don't?

I am learning Automated Theorem Proving / SMT solvers / Proof Assistants by myself and post a series of questions about the process, starting here. Why is it that automated theorem provers, i.e. ACL2,...
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### Framework or tools to generate theorem prover/solver/reasoner for new logic

I have new logic which has syntax and semantics in usual natural languages and I have to create theorem prover/solver/reasoner for this logic. Is there framework or tool set that can generate such ...
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### Using SMT solvers to generate random solutions to given predicate

I am interested in generating random solutions to predicates. I only need SMT for integers with the following predicates/functions <, >, <=, >=, ==, !=, +, * The algorithm I want should produce ...
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### Check if two items are equal after replacing

Let's say that an item is either a natural number or a list of items. Examples of items are: 1 [2] [4, [3, 1], 3, 4] A rule states that two items are equal. For example: 1 = 2 3 = [3, 1] [4, 3] = [...
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### Introduction to bounded model checking that describes model generation

Most of the tutorials I have found on model checking and bounded model checking start with, the model is given as a Kripke Structure M = (S,I,T,L) where S is a set of states, I is a set of initial ...
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### Exponential example for simplex used in SMT solvers

The original simplex algorithm requires an exponential number of pivot operations in the worst case, e.g., if run on the Klee-Minty example [3,4]. What about the simplex algorithm used in SMT solvers ...
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### How could an SMT solver be implemented as simple as possible?

I'm trying to figure out how an SMT solver works as simple as possible. Let's assume we have a simple input program with symbolic values x and ...
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### How the $EX(f)$ is evaluated in symbolic model checking?

I was reading the symbolic model checking, So there it has mentioned that we can represent the set of states and transition relations of any transition system with the help of ROBDDs. I was trying to ...
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### Is the optimal order of graph vertices s.t. minimizes edges to later vertices a well-known problem?

I'm a little unfamiliar with graph theory, and I found an interesting problem in my work that I do not know if its already well-known or can be easily mapped to another one. If I were to express the ...
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### Bit Blasting Algorithm

I found a pseudo algorithm which describes bit blasting: click (page 156,157). I am trying to implement it in C, but I don't understand it yet completely. Let's make an example: Assume our bit-...
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### Proving that a property is k-inductive with an SMT solver (parametric resettable counter)

I'm following the slides at https://homepage.cs.uiowa.edu/~tinelli/talks/FT-11.pdf where Tinelli explains how k-induction works in the context of SMT based model checking. A parametric and resettable ...
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### SMT solves with functions for free varibles

So this sounds like this might lead to an undecidable theory but I thought I would give it a try and ask about it after I found nothing on the subject. I am somewhat interested in finding functions ...
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### Passing arrays vs functions as arguments in SMT?

In SAT Modulo Theories (SMT), with the theory of uninterpreted functions, all functions are first order, that is, they don't take functions as arguments or return functions. In the theory of arrays, ...
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### Using SMT Solvers in formula checking

I'm currently working on a static analysis work in which I need to check whether a given formula is met or not. I hope the following example clarifies my requirement. Suppose we have a list of three-...
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### General Understanding of SMT Solving Across Multiple Theories

My first question was a little too simplified in that it turned out to be an integer linear programming problem solvable with the Simplex Method. However, what I think I am wondering about is how to ...
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### Verification condition in case of array theory

As far as i can understand the problem of checking safety property, can be reduce to solving for inductive invariants in VC's and there is following parts to it: Generate VC's from the program. Solve ...
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### Generating graph with complex structure

I want to generate a bunch of graphs of about 100 nodes, where each node is a categorial variable. I want the graphs to satisfy complex properties, like, "if a node of type A is connected to a node ...
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### Objective function and constraint satisfaction over a set of multi-attributes elements

I'm looking for an approach to solve a problem consisting of maximizing an objective function over a set of discrete elements, while respecting a set of constraints. To illustrate my point, I'll try ...
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### Program synthesis based on function properties

I am fairly new at program synthesis and the use of SMT solvers for this purpose. Given a function g, I want to generate all the functions f and h such that the following holds: f . g = h . f Are ...
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### Can numbers (not sets of numbers) in Linear Integer Arithmetic form a Boolean algebra?

As far as I understood, Boolean algebra is just one of the many first-order theories (1). It has the signature $\{\sqcap, \sqcup, \neg, \bot, \top\}$ and the axioms: associativity, commutativity, ...
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### Optimization palletizing and dispatch

I have the following situation: I have to find the most optimal days to palletize and to dispatch pallets to 22 different destination. The demand for each destination varies, ranging from 3 to 12 ...
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### When to use SAT vs solving?

Are there any guidelines for how to recognize, for a given problem, which approach is more likely to yield good results? SAT solver or SMT solver? Is there any guidance anyone can offer about which ...
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### How a SMT / SAT Solver Generates Valuations for this Example

First, an example of a set of constraints which turned out not to be solvable (I don't think): ...