[Agda] Modelling term-rewriting systems in Agda
Christian Sternagel
christian.sternagel at uibk.ac.at
Wed Oct 23 04:31:17 CEST 2013
Dear Jacques (and thanks Aaron for pointing to IsaFoR/CeTA!),
Indeed, IsaFoR is an Isabelle/HOL formalization of many facts on
first-order term rewritng (more concretely, almost all termination
methods that are used in termination tools like AProVE, CiME, Jambox,
Matchbox, Muterm, TPA, TTT2, ... nowadays; and most theorems of the
first 7 Chapters of the book "Term Rewriting and All That" by Baader and
Nipkow), and constantly growing. This also includes the cirtical pair
lemma and Knuth-Bendix completion.
In total there are 3 projects on formalizing rewriting (initially mostly
on termination) I know of:
- A3PAT: http://a3pat.ensiie.fr/
- CoLoR: http://color.inria.fr/
- IsaFoR: http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/software/ceta/
the first two using Coq and the latter Isabelle/HOL.
I'm sure that all of them include many ideas that can be reused in Agda.
cheers
chris
On 10/23/2013 01:08 AM, Aaron Stump wrote:
> Hi, Jacques.
>
> The CeTA certified termination checker can also certify confluence by
> producing Isabelle proofs:
>
> http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/software/ceta/
>
> The logic is different, of course, but probably one could get many ideas
> from looking at their formalization, though be careful: it is over
> 100kloc of Isabelle!
>
> Aaron
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Jacques Carette <carette at mcmaster.ca
> <mailto:carette at mcmaster.ca>> wrote:
>
> Thank you, this was exactly the kind of example I was looking for.
> Is your complete example available somewhere? Or would you mind
> sharing it?
>
> Jacques
>
>
> On 2013-10-22 11:13 AM, Twan van Laarhoven wrote:
>
>
> As a somewhat related data point, a while ago I proved
> confluence of beta reduction for untyped lambda calculus (as I
> am sure many others have as well). To encode the rewrite rules I
> used a data type to represent the reduction relation. Here is
> single step beta reduction
>
> data _-B->_ {V} : Term V → Term V → Set where
> beta : ∀ {x y} → (ap (lam x) y) -B-> (subst y x)
> under-ap₁ : ∀ {x y x'} → (x -B-> x') → (ap x y -B-> ap x' y)
> under-ap₂ : ∀ {x y y'} → (y -B-> y') → (ap x y -B-> ap x y')
> under-lam : ∀ {x x'} → (x -B-> x') → (lam x -B-> lam x')
>
> And here is the parallel beta reduction:
>
> data _-PB->_ {V} : Term V → Term V → Set where
> var : ∀ {v} → var v -PB-> var v -- no reduction in leaf
> beta : ∀ {x y x' y'} → (x -PB-> x') → (y -PB-> y')
> → (ap (lam x) y) -PB-> (subst y x)
> under-ap : ∀ {x y x' y'} → (x -PB-> x') → (y -PB-> y')
> → (ap x y -PB-> ap x' y')
> under-lam : ∀ {x x'} → (x -PB-> x') → (lam x -PB-> lam x')
>
> In the generic case you might try to split the `under`
> constructors into another data type.
>
> For confluence it turned out to be useful to define a datatype:
>
> data CommonReduct {a r s} {A : Set a} (R : Rel A r) (S : Rel
> A s)
> (x y : A) : Set (a ⊔ r ⊔ s) where
> _||_ : {z : A} → R x z → S y z → CommonReduct R S x y
>
> then confluence can be expressed as
>
> Confluent : ∀ {a r A} → (R : Rel A r) → Set (a ⊔ r)
> Confluent R = ∀ {x y z} → R x y → R x z → CommonReduct R R y z
>
> And using Data.Star you can prove lemma's like strong
> normalization & local confluence imply global confluence.
>
>
> Twan
>
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