See also note on:

  • Constrained Horn Clauses
  • Invariant Synthesis
  • Prolog/Minikanren
  • SMT
  • Inductive logic programming

https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~alur/SyGuS13.pdf syntax guided synthesis https://polgreen.github.io/polgreen_thesis.pdf syntehsis withotu syntactic templates

https://arxiv.org/pdf/2102.13183 RbSyn: Type- and Effect-Guided Program Synthesis https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/13159/pdf/LIPIcs-ECOOP-2020-2.pdf Perfect Is the Enemy of Good: Best-Effort Program Synthesis - Peleg

https://arxiv.org/pdf/2106.06086.pdf PSB2: The Second Program Synthesis Benchmark Suite https://github.com/thelmuth/psb2-python https://github.com/thelmuth/program-synthesis-benchmark-datasets https://thelmuth.github.io/GECCO_2015_Benchmarks_Materials/

https://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~lerner/papers/parsify-pldi15.pdf parser synthesis, grammar

Sketch https://github.com/asolarlez/sketch-backend

Courses:

People:

  • Armando Solar-lezama
  • Hila Peleg
  • Yotam Feldman
  • Nadia Polikarpova
  • 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 gulwani polozov singh

ChatGPT

Induction

https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3201/paper9.pdf vampire approach to induction

Chatper of auotmated reasoning handbook

cyclic proofs

https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1007/978-3-030-53518-6_8 Induction with Generalization in Superposition Reasoning

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-46081-8_5 indcution for smt solvers eydnolds

induction vs termination. Termination is kind of saying that execution is well founded. Induction is saying that the proof is well-founded.

Cyclic Proofs

http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/J.Brotherston/slides/PARIS_FLoC_07_18_part1.pdf

cycleq cyclegg inductionless induction

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01558132/document a cut free cyclic proof system for kleene

Suppose I had a termination certificate of a program. Is induction for the program then easy? Since I can use induction over the structure of the termination certificate (well founded induction)? i mean the program I’ve given is already a proof of some kind.

Invariants

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

inductive logic programming

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

Yotam Feldman answers:

  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