Designing and Proving Correct a Convex Hull Algorithm with Hypermaps in Coq

This article presents the formal design of a functional algorithm which computes the convex hull of a finite set of points incrementally. This algorithm, specified in Coq, is then automatically extracted into an OCaml-program which can be plugged into an interface for data input (point selection) and graphical visualization of the output. A formal proof of total correctness, relying on structural induction, is also carried out. This requires to study many topologic and geometric properties. We use a combinatorial structure, namely hypermaps, to model planar subdivisions of the plane. Formal specifications and proofs are carried out in the Calculus of Inductive Constructions and its implementation: the Coq system.

C. Brun , J-F. Dufourd , N. Magaud

Computational Geometry : Theory and Applications , Volume 45 , Number 8 , page 436--457 - 2012
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International journal Designing and Proving Correct a Convex Hull Algorithm with Hypermaps in Coq, Computational Geometry : Theory and Applications, Elsevier ( IF : 0.476 ), pages 436--457, Volume 45, n° 8, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.comgeo.2010.06.006 Research team : IGG

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