Executing Formal Semantics with the K Tool

David Lazar and Andrei Arusoaie and Traian Florin Serbanuta and Chucky Ellison and Radu Mereuta and Dorel Lucanu and Grigore Rosu
FM'12 Springer, Volume 7436, pp 267-271, August 2012

Abstract. This paper describes the K tool, a system for formally defining programming languages. Formal definitions created using the K tool automatically yield an interpreter for the language, as well as program analysis tools such as a state-space explorer. The modularity of K and the design of the tool allow one semantics to be used for several applications.