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Publications - Algorithmic probabilistic game semantics – Playing games with automata


Stefan Kiefer, Andrzej S. Murawski, Joël Ouaknine, Björn Wachter, and James Worrell. Algorithmic probabilistic game semantics – playing games with automata. Formal Methods in System Design, 43(2):285–312, 2013.


We present a detailed account of a translation from probabilistic call-by-value programs with procedures to Rabinís probabilistic automata. The translation is fully abstract in that programs exhibit the same computational behaviour if and only if the corresponding automata are language-equivalent. Since probabilistic language equivalence is decidable, we can apply the translation to analyse the behaviour of probabilistic programs and protocols. We illustrate our approach on a number of case studies.

Suggested BibTeX entry:

    author = {Stefan Kiefer and Andrzej S. Murawski and Jo{\"e}l Ouaknine and Bj{\"o}rn Wachter and James Worrell},
    journal = {Formal Methods in System Design},
    number = {2},
    pages = {285--312},
    title = {Algorithmic probabilistic game semantics -- Playing games with automata},
    volume = {43},
    year = {2013}

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