Compositional Optimization of Disjunctive Abstract Interpretations

By: R. Giacobazzi and F. Ranzato

Roberto Giacobazzi
Dip. di Informatica
Univ. di Pisa
Corso Italia 40, 56125 Pisa (Italy)


We define the inverse operation for disjunctive completion of abstract interpretations, introducing the notion of least disjunctive basis for an abstract domain D: this is the most abstract domain inducing the same disjunctive completion as D. We show that the least disjunctive basis exists in most cases, and study its properties in relation with reduced product of abstract interpretations. The resulting framework is powerful enough to be applied to arbitrary abstract domains for analysis, providing advanced algebraic methods for domain manipulation and optimization. These notions are applied to domains for analysis of functional and logic programming languages.

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