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An Equational Calculus for Alloy.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-30482-1_19 Conference: Formal Methods and Software Engineering, 6th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, ICFEM 2004, Seattle, WA, USA, November 8-12, 2004, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT In this paper we show that, by translating Alloy formulas to formulas in the language of fork algebras, we obtain a complete, equa- tional, and purely relational calculus for Alloy.

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    • "We are now in the right conditions for translating formulas . The translation differs from the one previously presented in [6] "
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