• Constrained Horn Clauses
• Invariant Synthesis
• Prolog/Minikanren
• SMT

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Courses:

People:

• Armando Solar-lezama
• Hila Peleg
• Yotam Feldman
• Isil Dillig
• rahul sharma

Hoare logic in +-+ mode?

https://github.com/logic-and-learning-lab/Popper

synquid - type driven program synthesis

rosetta? Cosette - sql synthesis

type inference is a form of synthesis

Minikanren - barliman. Inseven examples there is also an interpreter run backwards

https://github.com/TyGuS/suslik syntheiss of heap maniuplation programs from seperation lgoic Structuring the Synthesis of Heap-Manipulating Programs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFjSbxV_1vw&ab_channel=Fastly Synthesis in reverse engineering Synesthesia

Program Syntehsis book

# Bottom Up Enumerative synthesis

https://people.csail.mit.edu/asolar/SynthesisCourse/Lecture3.htm

# Alternating Quantifiers

Exists forall problems

There exists instanitations of holes in your program such that for all possible inputs, the program is correct. Vaguely speaking: $\exists H \forall x \phi(x)$

However, what is phi? One approach would be to define it using weakest precondition semantics. Or strongest postcondition

$\exists H \psi(H) \land \forall x pre(x) \rightarrow WP(Prog,post(x))$

$\forall$ is kind of like an infinite conjunction. For finite types you’re quantifying it over, you can expand it into conjunction. $\forall c \phi(c) = \phi(red) \land \phi(blue) \land \phi(green)$

You can also attempt to partially expand these quantifiers as a method to solve the alternating quantifier problem. This is CEGIS

$\exists H. finite expansion$

In some sense, constraint solvers/smt/mathematical programming solvers are solving problems with implicit existential quantification over all the free variables.

Fixing the synthesis parameters, we

# Syntax Guided Synthesis (Sygus)

Sygus - syntax guided synthesis demo of sygus sygus 2 compatbile with smtlib2? search based program synthesis

(set-option :lang sygus2)
()
;(check-synth)
;(define-fun spec ((x (BitVec 4)) (y BitVec 4)) (BitVec 4)
;    (ite (bvslt x y) y x)
;)



invariant synthesis: Spec = Inv /\ body /\ Test' => Inv' Proof synthesis?

## Sketch

PDR

Question about survey on synethesizing inductive ivanraints

1. Houdini: invariant inference for conjunctive propositional invariants. I like the exposition in https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.153.3511&rep=rep1&type=pdf
2. Interpolation: McMillan’s seminal paper on unbounded SAT-based model checking, which is hugely influential.

https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~alanmi/courses/2008_290A/papers/mcmillan_cav03.pdf

1. IC3/PDR: Another hugely influential technique, originally also for propositional programs. I like the exposition in the extension to universally quantified invariants over uninterpreted domains: https://tau.ac.il/~sharonshoham/papers/jacm17.pdf
2. Spacer: PDR for software, with arithmetic, also hugely influential in this domain. https://t.co/gVlNrL6xts
3. Syntax-guided methods: less familiar with these ones, but I’d hit the survey https://sygus.org/assets/pdf/Journal_SyGuS.pdf and work by Grigory Fedyukovich (e.g. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8603011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eH2t8G1ZkI&t=3413s syntax guided synthesis sygus-if https://sygus.org/ CVC4 supports it. LoopInvGen, OASES, DryadSynth, CVC4

polikarpova, peleg, isil dillig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ZsstWit9E&ab_channel=SimonsInstitute - automated formal program reapir “fault localization” https://github.com/eionblanc/mini-sygus

https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.07763.pdf refinement types constrained horn lcauses. Describes using simple houdini algorithm,.

https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/140167/Achour-sachour-PhD-EECS-2021-thesis.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y Sara Achour synthesis/compilation for analog computation decided