Coinduction for preoredered algebras (abstract)

We develop a combination, called hidden preordered algebra, between preordered algebra, which is an algebraic framework supporting specification and reasoning about transitions, and hidden algebra, which is the algebraic framework for behavioural specification. This combination arises naturally within the heterogeneous framework of the modern formal specification language CafeOBJ. The novel specification concept arising from this combination, and which constitutes its single unique feature, is that of behavioural transition. We extend the coinduction proof method for behavioural equivalence to coinduction for proving behavioural transitions.
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