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Title: Minimal Coverability Set for Petri Nets: Karp and Miller Algorithm with Pruning
Authors: Servais, Frederic
Reynier, Pierre-Alain
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Fundamenta informaticae, 122 (1-2), p. 1-30
Abstract: This paper presents the Monotone-Pruning algorithm (MP) for computing the minimal coverability set of Petri nets. The original Karp and Miller algorithm (KM) unfolds the reachability graph of a Petri net and uses acceleration on branches to ensure termination. The MP algorithm improves the KM algorithm by adding pruning between branches of the tree. This idea was first introduced in the Minimal Coverability Tree algorithm (MCT), however it was recently shown to be incomplete. The MP algorithm can be viewed as the MCT algorithm with a slightly more aggressive pruning strategy which ensures completeness. Experimental results show that this algorithm is a strong improvement over the KM algorithm as it dramatically reduces the exploration tree.
Notes: Reprint Address: Reynier, PA (reprint author) - LIF, 163 Ave Luminy,Case 901, F-13288 Marseille 9, France. E-mail Addresses:pierre-alain.reynier@lif.univ-mrs.fr; frederic.servais@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14846
Link to publication: http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~fundam/FI/previous/abs122.html
DOI: 10.3233/FI-2013-781
ISI #: 000317266900002
ISSN: 0169-2968
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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