Conference paper

Combining Theories with Shared Set Operations

Motivated by applications in software verification, we explore automated reasoning about the non-disjoint combination of theories of infinitely many finite structures, where the theories share set variables and set operations. We prove a combination theorem and apply it to show the decidability of the satisfiability problem for a class of formulas obtained by applying propositional connectives to formulas belonging to: 1) Boolean Algebra with Presburger Arithmetic (with quantifiers over sets and integers), 2) weak monadic second-order logic over trees (with monadic second-order quantifiers), 3) two-variable logic with counting quantifiers (ranging over elements), 4) the Bernays-Schonfinkel-Ramsey class of first-order logic with equality (with there exists*for all* quantifier prefix), and 5) the quantifier-free logic of multisets with cardinality constraints.


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