Isomorphism Checking for Symmetry Reduction

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    In this paper, we show how isomorphism checking can be used as an effective technique for symmetry reduction. Reduced state spaces are equivalent to the original ones under a strong notion of bisimilarity which preserves the multiplicity of outgoing transitions, and therefore also preserves stochastic temporal logics. We have implemented this in a setting where states are arbitrary graphs. Since no efficiently computable canonical representation is known for arbitrary graphs modulo isomorphism, we define an isomorphism-predicting hash function on the basis of an existing partition refinement algorithm. As an example, we report a factorial state space reduction on a model of an ad-hoc network connectivity protocol.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • IR-72369
    • EWI-18117
    • METIS-270902

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