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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  openurl
  Title Synchronized regular expressions Type Journal Article
  Year 2003 Publication Acta Inf. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 39 Issue 1 Pages 31-70  
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  Abstract Text manipulation is one of the most common tasks for everyone using a computer. The increasing number of textual information in electronic format that every computer user collects everyday also increases the need of more powerful tools to interact with texts. Indeed, much work has been done to provide simple and versatile tools that can be useful for the most common text manipulation tasks. Regular Expressions (RE), introduced by Kleene, are well known in the formal language theory. RE have been extended in various ways, depending on the application of interest. In almost all the implementations of RE search algorithms (e.g. the egrep [15] UNIX command, or the Perl [20] language pattern matching constructs) we find backreferences, i.e. expressions that make reference to the string matched by a previous subexpression. Generally speaking, it seems that all kinds of synchronizations between subexpressions in a RE can be very useful when interacting with texts. In this paper we introduce the Synchronized Regular Expressions (SRE) as an extension of the Regular Expressions. We use SRE to present a formal study of the already known backreferences extension, and of a new extension proposed by us, which we call the synchronized exponents. Moreover, since we are dealing with formalisms that should have a practical utility and be used in real applications, we have the problem of how to present SRE to the final users. Therefore, in this paper we also propose a user-friendly syntax for SRE to be used in implementations of SRE-powered search algorithms.  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ actainf03 Serial 39  
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Author Tronci, Enrico; Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title A Probabilistic Approach to Automatic Verification of Concurrent Systems Type Conference Article
  Year 2001 Publication 8th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 317-324  
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  Abstract The main barrier to automatic verification of concurrent systems is the huge amount of memory required to complete the verification task (state explosion). In this paper we present a probabilistic algorithm for automatic verification via model checking. Our algorithm trades space with time. In particular, when memory is full because of state explosion our algorithm does not give up verification. Instead it just proceeds at a lower speed and its results will only hold with some arbitrarily small error probability. Our preliminary experimental results show that by using our probabilistic algorithm we can typically save more than 30% of RAM with an average time penalty of about 100% w.r.t. a deterministic state space exploration with enough memory to complete the verification task. This is better than giving up the verification task because of lack of memory.  
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  Publisher IEEE Computer Society Place of Publication Macau, China Editor  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0-7695-1408-1 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ apsec01 Serial 43  
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Author Tronci, Enrico; Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title Exploiting Transition Locality in Automatic Verification Type Conference Article
  Year 2001 Publication 11th IFIP WG 10.5 Advanced Research Working Conference on Correct Hardware Design and Verification Methods (CHARME) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 259-274  
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  Abstract In this paper we present an algorithm to contrast state explosion when using Explicit State Space Exploration to verify protocols. We show experimentally that protocols exhibit transition locality. We present a verification algorithm that exploits transition locality as well as an implementation of it within the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. Our algorithm is compatible with all Breadth First (BF) optimization techniques present in the Mur$\varphi$ verifier and it is by no means a substitute for any of them. In fact, since our algorithm trades space with time, it is typically most useful when one runs out of memory and has already used all other state reduction techniques present in the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. Our experimental results show that using our approach we can typically save more than 40% of RAM with an average time penalty of about 50% when using (Mur$\varphi$) bit compression and 100% when using bit compression and hash compaction.  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Livingston, Scotland, UK Editor Margaria, T.; Melham, T.F.  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 2144 Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 3-540-42541-1 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ charme01 Serial 44  
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  url
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  Title Synchronized Regular Expressions Type Journal Article
  Year 2002 Publication Electr. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 62 Issue Pages 195-210  
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  Abstract Text manipulation is one of the most common tasks for everyone using a computer. The increasing number of textual information in electronic format that every computer user collects everyday stresses the need of more powerful tools to interact with texts. Indeed, much work has been done to provide nonprogramming tools that can be useful for the most common text manipulation issues. Regular Expressions (RE), introduced by Kleene, are well–known in the formal language theory. RE received several extensions, depending on the application of interest. In almost all the implementations of RE search algorithms (e.g. the egrep [A] UNIX command, or the Perl [17] language pattern matching constructs) we find backreferences (as defind in [1]), i.e. expressions that make reference to the string matched by a previous subexpression. Generally speaking, it seems that all the kinds of synchronizations between subexpressions in a RE can be very useful when interacting with texts. Therefore, we introduce the Synchronized Regular Expressions (SRE) as a derivation of the Regular Expressions. We use SRE to present a formal study of the already known backreferences extension, and of a new extension proposed by us, which we call the synchronized exponents. Moreover, since we are talking about formalisms that should have a practical utility and can be used in the real world, we have the problem of how to present SRE to the final users. Therefore, in this paper we also propose a user–friendly syntax for SRE to be used in implementations of SRE–powered search algorithms.  
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  Notes TOSCA 2001, Theory of Concurrency, Higher Order Languages and Types Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ entcs02 Serial 46  
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Author Barbanera, Franco; Dezani-Ciancaglini, Mariangiola; Salvo, Ivano; Sassone, Vladimiro pdf  doi
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  Title A Type Inference Algorithm for Secure Ambients Type Journal Article
  Year 2002 Publication Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 62 Issue Pages 83-101  
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  Abstract We consider a type discipline for the Ambient Calculus that associates ambients with security levels and constrains them to be traversed by or opened in ambients of higher security clearance only. We present a bottom-up algorithm that, given an untyped process P, computes a minimal set of constraints on security levels such that all actions during runs of P are performed without violating the security level priorities. Such an algorithm appears to be a prerequisite to use type systems to ensure security properties in the web scenario.  
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  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
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  Notes TOSCA 2001, Theory of Concurrency, Higher Order Languages and Types Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Barbanera-Dezani-Salvo-Sassone:01 Serial 73  
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Author Coppo, Mario; Dezani-Ciancaglini, Mariangiola; Giovannetti, Elio; Salvo, Ivano pdf  doi
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  Title Mobility Types for Mobile Processes in Mobile Ambients Type Journal Article
  Year 2003 Publication Electr. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 78 Issue Pages  
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  Abstract We present an ambient-like calculus in which the open capability is dropped, and a new form of “lightweight” process mobility is introduced. The calculus comes equipped with a type system that allows the kind of values exchanged in communications and the access and mobility properties of processes to be controlled. A type inference procedure determines the “minimal” requirements to accept a system or a component as well typed. This gives a kind of principal typing. As an expressiveness test, we show that some well known calculi of concurrency and mobility can be encoded in our calculus in a natural way.  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Coppo-Dezani-Giovannetti-Salvo:03 Serial 74  
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title Finite horizon analysis of Markov Chains with the Mur$\varphi$ verifier Type Journal Article
  Year 2006 Publication Int. J. Softw. Tools Technol. Transf. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 8 Issue 4 Pages 397-409  
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  Abstract In this paper we present an explicit disk-based verification algorithm for Probabilistic Systems defining discrete time/finite state Markov Chains. Given a Markov Chain and an integer k (horizon), our algorithm checks whether the probability of reaching an error state in at most k steps is below a given threshold. We present an implementation of our algorithm within a suitable extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. We call the resulting probabilistic model checker FHP-Mur$\varphi$ (Finite Horizon Probabilistic Mur$\varphi$). We present experimental results comparing FHP-Mur$\varphi$ with (a finite horizon subset of) PRISM, a state-of-the-art symbolic model checker for Markov Chains. Our experimental results show that FHP-Mur$\varphi$ can handle systems that are out of reach for PRISM, namely those involving arithmetic operations on the state variables (e.g. hybrid systems).  
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  Publisher Springer-Verlag Place of Publication Berlin, Heidelberg Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1433-2779 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dimtz06 Serial 78  
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title Bounded Probabilistic Model Checking with the Mur$\varphi$ Verifier Type Conference Article
  Year 2004 Publication Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design, 5th International Conference, FMCAD 2004, Austin, Texas, USA, November 15-17, 2004, Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 214-229  
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  Abstract In this paper we present an explicit verification algorithm for Probabilistic Systems defining discrete time/finite state Markov Chains. We restrict ourselves to verification of Bounded PCTL formulas (BPCTL), that is, PCTL formulas in which all Until operators are bounded, possibly with different bounds. This means that we consider only paths (system runs) of bounded length. Given a Markov Chain $\cal M$ and a BPCTL formula Φ, our algorithm checks if Φ is satisfied in $\cal M$. This allows to verify important properties, such as reliability in Discrete Time Hybrid Systems. We present an implementation of our algorithm within a suitable extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. We call FHP-Mur$\varphi$ (Finite Horizon Probabilistic Mur$\varphi$) such extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. We give experimental results comparing FHP-Mur$\varphi$ with (a finite horizon subset of) PRISM, a state-of-the-art symbolic model checker for Markov Chains. Our experimental results show that FHP-Mur$\varphi$ can effectively handle verification of BPCTL formulas for systems that are out of reach for PRISM, namely those involving arithmetic operations on the state variables (e.g. hybrid systems).  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Hu, A.J.; Martin, A.K.  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 3312 Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 3-540-23738-0 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dimtz04 Serial 87  
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Minichino, Michele; Ciancamerla, Ester; Parisse, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title Automatic Verification of a Turbogas Control System with the Mur$\varphi$ Verifier Type Conference Article
  Year 2003 Publication Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, 6th International Workshop, HSCC 2003 Prague, Czech Republic, April 3-5, 2003, Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 141-155  
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  Abstract Automatic analysis of Hybrid Systems poses formidable challenges both from a modeling as well as from a verification point of view. We present a case study on automatic verification of a Turbogas Control System (TCS) using an extended version of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. TCS is the heart of ICARO, a 2MW Co-generative Electric Power Plant. For large hybrid systems, as TCS is, the modeling effort accounts for a significant part of the whole verification activity. In order to ease our modeling effort we extended the Mur$\varphi$ verifier by importing the C language long double type (finite precision real numbers) into it. We give experimental results on running our extended Mur$\varphi$ on our TCS model. For example using Mur$\varphi$ we were able to compute an admissible range of values for the variation speed of the user demand of electric power to the turbogas.  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Maler, O.; Pnueli, A.  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 2623 Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 3-540-00913-2 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dimmcptz03 Serial 88  
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title Finite Horizon Analysis of Stochastic Systems with the Mur$\varphi$ Verifier Type Conference Article
  Year 2003 Publication Theoretical Computer Science, 8th Italian Conference, ICTCS 2003, Bertinoro, Italy, October 13-15, 2003, Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 58-71  
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  Abstract Many reactive systems are actually Stochastic Processes. Automatic analysis of such systems is usually very difficult thus typically one simplifies the analysis task by using simulation or by working on a simplified model (e.g. a Markov Chain). We present a Finite Horizon Probabilistic Model Checking approach which essentially can handle the same class of stochastic processes of a typical simulator. This yields easy modeling of the system to be analyzed together with formal verification capabilities. Our approach is based on a suitable disk based extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. Moreover we present experimental results showing effectiveness of our approach.  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Blundo, C.; Laneve, C.  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 2841 Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 3-540-20216-1 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ DIMTZ03c Serial 90  
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