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Lectures on the curryhoward isomorphism
, 1998
"... The CurryHoward isomorphism states an amazing correspondence between systems of formal logic as encountered in proof theory and computational calculi as found in type theory. For instance, minimal propositional logic corresponds to simply typed λcalculus, firstorder logic corresponds to dependent ..."
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The CurryHoward isomorphism states an amazing correspondence between systems of formal logic as encountered in proof theory and computational calculi as found in type theory. For instance, minimal propositional logic corresponds to simply typed λcalculus, firstorder logic corresponds to dependent types, secondorder logic corresponds to polymorphic types, etc. The isomorphism has many aspects, even at the syntactic level: formulas correspond to types, proofs correspond to terms, provability corresponds to inhabitation, proof normalization corresponds to term reduction, etc. But there is much more to the isomorphism than this. For instance, it is an old idea—due to Brouwer, Kolmogorov, and Heyting, and later formalized by Kleene’s realizability interpretation—that a constructive proof of an implication is a procedure that transforms proofs of the antecedent into proofs of the succedent; the CurryHoward isomorphism gives syntactic representations of such procedures. These notes give an introduction to parts of proof theory and related
Resource operators for λcalculus
 INFORM. AND COMPUT
, 2007
"... We present a simple term calculus with an explicit control of erasure and duplication of substitutions, enjoying a sound and complete correspondence with the intuitionistic fragment of Linear Logic’s proofnets. We show the operational behaviour of the calculus and some of its fundamental properties ..."
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We present a simple term calculus with an explicit control of erasure and duplication of substitutions, enjoying a sound and complete correspondence with the intuitionistic fragment of Linear Logic’s proofnets. We show the operational behaviour of the calculus and some of its fundamental properties such as confluence, preservation of strong normalisation, strong normalisation of simplytyped terms, step by step simulation of βreduction and full composition.
Strong Normalisation of CutElimination that Simulates βReduction
"... This paper is concerned with strong normalisation of cutelimination for a standard intuitionistic sequent calculus. The cutelimination procedure is based on a rewrite system for proofterms with cutpermutation rules allowing the simulation of βreduction. Strong normalisation of the typed terms i ..."
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This paper is concerned with strong normalisation of cutelimination for a standard intuitionistic sequent calculus. The cutelimination procedure is based on a rewrite system for proofterms with cutpermutation rules allowing the simulation of βreduction. Strong normalisation of the typed terms is inferred from that of the simplytyped λcalculus, using the notions of safe and minimal reductions as well as a simulation in NederpeltKlop’s λIcalculus. It is also shown that the typefree terms enjoy the preservation of strong normalisation (PSN) property with respect to βreduction in an isomorphic image of the typefree λcalculus.