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Verification and Language Theory

Descrizione del progetto

Verifica e teoria del linguaggio

Le limitazioni a un linguaggio di programmazione possono contribuire a incrementare la produzione di software maggiormente leggibili e gestibili. Un frammento limitato associato al dominio semantico può introdurre algoritmi più efficienti per la verifica e l’analisi proprio a partire dalla caratterizzazione del dominio semantico. Il progetto VERLAN, finanziato dall’UE, esaminerà i domini semantici di frammenti di linguaggi di programmazione dal punto di vista della teoria dei linguaggi formali. VERLAN studierà le tre strutture matematiche atte a classificare i linguaggi formali e ricavare nuovi algoritmi per tre problemi fondamentali nella verifica del programma: refactoring, controllo dell’equivalenza e apprendimento. Il ricercatore, esperto in verifica dei programmi e linguaggio formale, svolgerà delle analisi presso l’Istituto per la logica, il linguaggio e il calcolo (ILLC, Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation).

Obiettivo

Limitations to a programming language can be helpful in producing more readable and maintainable software. In addition, the semantic domain associated with such a limited fragment may admit more efficient algorithms for verification and analysis. A proper understanding of such algorithms starts with a characterisation of this limited semantic domain. Thus, to describe and reason about the possible behaviour of a program, we need methods to formalise the description the domain.

VERLAN proposes to study the semantic domains of fragments of programming languages through the lens of formal language theory. I will study and inter-relate three mathematical frameworks to classify formal languages (varieties, covarieties, and logics). I will derive new algorithms for three fundamental problems in program verification: refactoring, equivalence checking, and learning, optimized for the class of formal languages.

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is the prime location for this fellowship because of the expert knowledge already present there, such as my supervisor Dr. Nick Bezhanishvili, as well as my second supervisor, Prof. Yde Venema. My own research experience in program verification and formal languages aligns very well with the goals of this proposal. I will also collaborate with several researchers outside the ILLC, through planned research visits to institutions in France, Germany, and Canada.

This proposal also includes a number of plans designed to enhance my career prospects as a researcher as well as my integration with the ILLC. These plans have been fine-tuned so as to spread the workload across the full two years of the fellowship, and include extensive progress monitoring. They include professional training for soft skills, grant writing, and teaching certification, as well as a strategy for outreach, and several activities aimed at dissemination of the research.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 175 572,48
Indirizzo
SPUI 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Paesi Bassi

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Regione
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 175 572,48