Definition: Efficiently deciding whether a temporal logic formula is satisfied in a finite state machine model.
See also Kripke structure, BDD.
Note: Model checking is increasingly used in the formal verification of hardware and software. The decision process often uses some form of binary decision diagram (BDD).
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Sandeep Kumar Shukla, "model checking", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/modelcheckng.html