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A Combined System for Update Logic and Belief Revision
, 2003
"... Abstract. In this paper we propose a logical system combining the update logic of A. Baltag, L. Moss and S. Solecki (to which we will refer to by the generic term BMS, [BMS04]) with the belief revision theory as conceived by C. Alchouròn, P. Gärdenfors and D. Mackinson (that we will call the AGM the ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we propose a logical system combining the update logic of A. Baltag, L. Moss and S. Solecki (to which we will refer to by the generic term BMS, [BMS04]) with the belief revision theory as conceived by C. Alchouròn, P. Gärdenfors and D. Mackinson (that we will call the AGM theory, [GardRott95]) viewed from the point of view of W. Spohn ( [Spohn90], [Spohn88]). We also give a proof system and a comparison with the AGM postulates. Introduction and Motivation: Update
Semantic characterizations of navigational XPath
 SIGMOD Record
, 2005
"... We give semantic characterizations of the expressive power of navigational XPath (a.k.a. Core XPath) in terms of first order logic. XPath can be used to specify sets of nodes and sets of paths in an XML document tree. We consider both uses. For sets of nodes, XPath is equally expressive as first ord ..."
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We give semantic characterizations of the expressive power of navigational XPath (a.k.a. Core XPath) in terms of first order logic. XPath can be used to specify sets of nodes and sets of paths in an XML document tree. We consider both uses. For sets of nodes, XPath is equally expressive as first order logic in two variables. For paths, XPath can be defined using four simple connectives, which together yield the class of first order definable relations which are safe for bisimulation. Furthermore, we give a characterization of the XPath expressible paths in terms of conjunctive queries. 1
Expressive Logics for Coalgebras via Terminal Sequence Induction
 Notre Dame J. Formal Logic
, 2002
"... This paper introduces the proof principle of terminal sequence induction and shows, how terminal sequence induction can be used to obtain expressiveness results for logics, interpreted over coalgebras. ..."
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This paper introduces the proof principle of terminal sequence induction and shows, how terminal sequence induction can be used to obtain expressiveness results for logics, interpreted over coalgebras.
Dynamic Bits And Pieces
, 1997
"... Arrow Logic remains PSPACEcomplete. Further arrow axioms can easily lead to 36 undecidability. (In private correspondence, Marx has also announced EXPTIME complexity for the original Guarded Fragment, via a reduction to CRS over 'locally cube' models.) Marx and Venema 1996 is a systematic stateo ..."
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Arrow Logic remains PSPACEcomplete. Further arrow axioms can easily lead to 36 undecidability. (In private correspondence, Marx has also announced EXPTIME complexity for the original Guarded Fragment, via a reduction to CRS over 'locally cube' models.) Marx and Venema 1996 is a systematic stateoftheart presentation of manydimensional modal logic, including bridges with algebraic logic, as well as many key techniques for dynamic logic, broadly conceived. Ter Meulen 1995 proposes a concise framework for temporal representation in natural language that may be viewed as an alternative dynamification of temporal logic, using an extra, intermediate level of representation. Successive formulas algorithmically generate successive 'dynamic aspect trees', for which there is a notion of 'succesful embedding' into standard temporal models. Valid inference can then be defined as verification of the conclusion by any succesful embedding for the DAT of the premise sequence. This alternative d...
PSPACE bounds for rank 1 modal logics
 IN LICS’06
, 2006
"... For lack of general algorithmic methods that apply to wide classes of logics, establishing a complexity bound for a given modal logic is often a laborious task. The present work is a step towards a general theory of the complexity of modal logics. Our main result is that all rank1 logics enjoy a sh ..."
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For lack of general algorithmic methods that apply to wide classes of logics, establishing a complexity bound for a given modal logic is often a laborious task. The present work is a step towards a general theory of the complexity of modal logics. Our main result is that all rank1 logics enjoy a shallow model property and thus are, under mild assumptions on the format of their axiomatisation, in PSPACE. This leads to a unified derivation of tight PSPACEbounds for a number of logics including K, KD, coalition logic, graded modal logic, majority logic, and probabilistic modal logic. Our generic algorithm moreover finds tableau proofs that witness pleasant prooftheoretic properties including a weak subformula property. This generality is made possible by a coalgebraic semantics, which conveniently abstracts from the details of a given model class and thus allows covering a broad range of logics in a uniform way.
A Calculus of Transition Systems (towards Universal Coalgebra)
 In Alban Ponse, Maarten de Rijke, and Yde Venema, editors, Modal Logic and Process Algebra, CSLI Lecture Notes No
, 1995
"... By representing transition systems as coalgebras, the three main ingredients of their theory: coalgebra, homomorphism, and bisimulation, can be seen to be in a precise correspondence to the basic notions of universal algebra: \Sigmaalgebra, homomorphism, and substitutive relation (or congruence). ..."
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By representing transition systems as coalgebras, the three main ingredients of their theory: coalgebra, homomorphism, and bisimulation, can be seen to be in a precise correspondence to the basic notions of universal algebra: \Sigmaalgebra, homomorphism, and substitutive relation (or congruence). In this paper, some standard results from universal algebra (such as the three isomorphism theorems and facts on the lattices of subalgebras and congruences) are reformulated (using the afore mentioned correspondence) and proved for transition systems. AMS Subject Classification (1991): 68Q10, 68Q55 CR Subject Classification (1991): D.3.1, F.1.2, F.3.2 Keywords & Phrases: Transition system, bisimulation, universal coalgebra, universal algebra, congruence, homomorphism. Note: This paper will appear in `Modal Logic and Process Algebra', edited by Ponse, De Rijke and Venema [PRV95]. 2 Table of Contents 1 Introduction : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : ...
A Sahlqvist theorem for distributive modal logic
 Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 131, Issues
, 2002
"... Dedicated to Bjarni Jónsson In this paper we consider distributive modal logic, a setting in which we may add modalities, such as classical types of modalities as well as weak forms of negation, to the fragment of classical propositional logic given by conjunction, disjunction, true, and false. For ..."
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Dedicated to Bjarni Jónsson In this paper we consider distributive modal logic, a setting in which we may add modalities, such as classical types of modalities as well as weak forms of negation, to the fragment of classical propositional logic given by conjunction, disjunction, true, and false. For these logics we define both algebraic semantics, in the form of distributive modal algebras, and relational semantics, in the form of ordered Kripke structures. The main contributions of this paper lie in extending the notion of Sahlqvist axioms to our generalized setting and proving both a correspondence and a canonicity result for distributive modal logics axiomatized by Sahlqvist axioms. Our proof of the correspondence result relies on a reduction to the classical case, but our canonicity proof departs from the traditional style and uses the newly extended algebraic theory of canonical extensions.
A Finite Model Construction For Coalgebraic Modal Logic
"... In recent years, a tight connection has emerged between modal logic on the one hand and coalgebras, understood as generic transition systems, on the other hand. Here, we prove that (finitary) coalgebraic modal logic has the finite model property. This fact not only reproves known completeness result ..."
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In recent years, a tight connection has emerged between modal logic on the one hand and coalgebras, understood as generic transition systems, on the other hand. Here, we prove that (finitary) coalgebraic modal logic has the finite model property. This fact not only reproves known completeness results for coalgebraic modal logic, which we push further by establishing that every coalgebraic modal logic admits a complete axiomatization of rank 1; it also enables us to establish a generic decidability result and a first complexity bound. Examples covered by these general results include, besides standard HennessyMilner logic, graded modal logic and probabilistic modal logic.
A systematic proof theory for several modal logics
 Advances in Modal Logic, volume 5 of King’s College Publications
, 2005
"... abstract. The family of normal propositional modal logic systems is given a very systematic organisation by their model theory. This model theory is generally given using frame semantics, and it is systematic in the sense that for the most important systems we have a clean, exact correspondence betw ..."
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abstract. The family of normal propositional modal logic systems is given a very systematic organisation by their model theory. This model theory is generally given using frame semantics, and it is systematic in the sense that for the most important systems we have a clean, exact correspondence between their constitutive axioms as they are usually given in a HilbertLewis style and conditions on the accessibility relation on frames. By contrast, the usual structural proof theory of modal logic, as given in Gentzen systems, is adhoc. While we can formulate several modal logics in the sequent calculus that enjoy cutelimination, their formalisation arises through systembysystem fine tuning to ensure that the cutelimination holds, and the correspondence to the axioms of the HilbertLewis systems becomes opaque. This paper introduces a systematic presentation for the systems K, D, M, S4, and S5 in the calculus of structures, a structural proof theory that employs deep inference. Because of this, we are able to axiomatise the modal logics in a manner directly analogous to the HilbertLewis axiomatisation. We show that the calculus possesses a cutelimination property directly analogous to cutelimination for the sequent calculus for these systems, and we discuss the extension to several other modal logics. 1