Kahrs, Stefan (2007) Infinitary rewriting: meta-theory and convergence. Acta Informatica, 44 (2). pp. 91-121. ISSN 0001-5903.
When infinitary rewriting was introduced by Kaplan et.al. at the beginning of the 1990s, its term universe was explained as the metric completion of a metric on finite terms. The motivation for this connection to topology was that it allowed to import other well-studied notions from metric spaces, in particular the notion of convergence as a replacement for normalisation. This paper generalises the approach by parameterising it with a term metric, and applying the process of metric completion not only to terms but also to operations on and relations between terms. The resulting meta-theory is studied, leading to a revised notion of infinitary rewrite system. For these systems a method is devised to prove their convergence.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||rewriting topology infinitary|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group|
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||24 Nov 2008 18:05|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2011 01:37|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14587 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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