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Intellektik: Technical report 92-04

Deriving Strategies designing Global Search Algorithms

Christoph Kreitz

We use a formalization of the meta-theory of program development to derive a verifiably correct strategy constructing well-structured global search algorithms from specifications. The derivation formalizes and strengthens an algorithm design strategy used in the KIDS system and shows how to close a minor gap in it. By expressing the strategy in a unified formal framework it can easily be implemented and compared with other program synthesis methods.

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