SAT-based Explicit LTLf Satisfiability Checking

Research paper by Jianwen Li, Kristin Y. Rozier, Geguang Pu, Yueling Zhang, Moshe Y. Vardi

Indexed on: 07 Nov '18Published on: 07 Nov '18Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science


We present here a SAT-based framework for LTLf (Linear Temporal Logic on Finite Traces) satisfiability checking. We use propositional SAT-solving techniques to construct a transition system for the input LTLf formula; satisfiability checking is then reduced to a path-search problem over this transition system. Furthermore, we introduce CDLSC (Conflict-Driven LTLf Satisfiability Checking), a novel algorithm that leverages information produced by propositional SAT solvers from both satisfiability and unsatisfiability results. Experimental evaluations show that CDLSC outperforms all other existing approaches for LTLf satisfiability checking, by demonstrating an approximate four-fold speedup compared to the second-best solver.