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Fibring NonTruthFunctional Logics: Completeness Preservation
 Journal of Logic, Language and Information
, 2000
"... Fibring has been shown to be useful for combining logics endowed with truthfunctional semantics. One wonders if bring can be extended in order to cope with logics endowed with nontruthfunctional semantics as, for example, paraconsistent logics. The rst main contribution of the paper is a po ..."
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Fibring has been shown to be useful for combining logics endowed with truthfunctional semantics. One wonders if bring can be extended in order to cope with logics endowed with nontruthfunctional semantics as, for example, paraconsistent logics. The rst main contribution of the paper is a positive answer to this question. Furthermore, it is shown that this extended notion of bring preserves completeness under certain reasonable conditions. This completeness transfer result, the second main contribution of the paper, generalizes the one established by Zanardo et al. and is obtained using a new technique exploiting the properties of the metalogic where the (possibly nontruthfunctional) valuations are de ned. The modal paraconsistent logic of da Costa and Carnielli is obtained by bring and its completeness is so established.
Categorybased Semantics for Equational and Constraint Logic Programming
, 1994
"... This thesis proposes a general framework for equational logic programming, called categorybased equational logic by placing the general principles underlying the design of the programming language Eqlog and formulated by Goguen and Meseguer into an abstract form. This framework generalises equation ..."
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This thesis proposes a general framework for equational logic programming, called categorybased equational logic by placing the general principles underlying the design of the programming language Eqlog and formulated by Goguen and Meseguer into an abstract form. This framework generalises equational deduction to an arbitrary category satisfying certain natural conditions; completeness is proved under a hypothesis of quantifier projectivity, using a semantic treatment that regards quantifiers as models rather than variables, and regards valuations as model morphisms rather than functions. This is used as a basis for a model theoretic categorybased approach to a paramodulationbased operational semantics for equational logic programming languages. Categorybased equational logic in conjunction with the theory of institutions is used to give mathematical foundations for modularisation in equational logic programming. We study the soundness and completeness problem for module imports i...
A Complete Calculus for the Multialgebraic and Functional Semantics of Nondeterminism
, 1995
"... : The current algebraic models for nondeterminism focus on the notion of possibility rather than necessity, and con sequently equate (nondeterministic) terms that one intuitively would not consider equal. Furthermore, existing models for nondeterminism depart radically from the standard models for ( ..."
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: The current algebraic models for nondeterminism focus on the notion of possibility rather than necessity, and con sequently equate (nondeterministic) terms that one intuitively would not consider equal. Furthermore, existing models for nondeterminism depart radically from the standard models for (equational) specifications of deterministic operators. One would prefer that a specification language for nondeterministic operators be based on an extension of the standard model concepts, preferably in such a way that the reasoning system for (possibly nondeterministic) operators becomes the standard equational one whenever restricted to the deterministic operators  the objective should be to minimize the departure from the standard frameworks. In this paper we define a specification language for nondeterministic operators and multialgebraic semantics. The first complete reasoning system for such specifications is introduced. We also define a transformation of specifications of nondeterm...
From Total Equational to Partial First Order Logic
, 1998
"... The focus of this chapter is the incremental presentation of partial firstorder logic, seen as a powerful framework where the specification of most data types can be directly represented in the most natural way. Both model theory and logical deduction are described in full detail. Alternatives to pa ..."
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The focus of this chapter is the incremental presentation of partial firstorder logic, seen as a powerful framework where the specification of most data types can be directly represented in the most natural way. Both model theory and logical deduction are described in full detail. Alternatives to partiality, like (variants of) error algebras and ordersortedness are also discussed, showing their uses and limitations. Moreover, both the total and the partial (positive) conditional fragment are investigated in detail, and in particular the existence of initial (free) models for such restricted logical paradigms is proved. Some more powerful algebraic frameworks are sketched at the end. Equational specifications introduced in last chapter, are a powerful tool to represent the most common data types used in programming languages and their semantics. Indeed, Bergstra and Tucker have shown in a series of papers (see [BT87] for a complete exposition of results) that a data type is semicompu...
On the Decidability of Iterated Semidirect Products With Applications to Complexity
, 1997
"... The notion of hyperdecidability has been introduced by the first author as a tool to prove decidability of semidirect products of pseudovarieties of semigroups. In this paper we consider some stronger notions which lead to improved decidability results allowing us in turn to establish the decidab ..."
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The notion of hyperdecidability has been introduced by the first author as a tool to prove decidability of semidirect products of pseudovarieties of semigroups. In this paper we consider some stronger notions which lead to improved decidability results allowing us in turn to establish the decidability of some iterated semidirect products. Roughly speaking, the decidability of a semidirect product follows from a mild, commonly verified property of the first factor plus the stronger property for all the other factors. A key role in this study is played by intermediate free semigroups (relatively free objects of expanded type lying between relatively free and relatively free profinite objects). As an application of the main results, the decidability of the KrohnRhodes (group) complexity is shown to follow from nonalgorithmic abstract properties likely to be satisfied by the pseudovariety of all finite aperiodic semigroups, thereby suggesting a new approach to answer (affirmativ...
Structured theory presentations and logic representations
 ANNALS OF PURE AND APPLIED LOGIC
, 1994
"... The purpose of a logical framework such as LF is to provide a language for defining logical systems suitable for use in a logicindependent proof development environment. All inferential activity in an object logic (in particular, proof search) is to be conducted in the logical framework via the ..."
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The purpose of a logical framework such as LF is to provide a language for defining logical systems suitable for use in a logicindependent proof development environment. All inferential activity in an object logic (in particular, proof search) is to be conducted in the logical framework via the representation of that logic in the framework. An important tool for controlling search in an object logic, the need for which is motivated by the difficulty of reasoning about large and complex systems, is the use of structured theory presentations. In this paper a rudimentary language of structured theory presentations is presented, and the use of this structure in proof search for an arbitrary object logic is explored. The behaviour of structured theory presentations under representation in a logical framework is studied, focusing on the problem of "lifting" presentations from the object logic to the metalogic of the framework. The topic of imposing structure on logic presentations...
A Categorybased Equational Logic Semantics to Constraint Programming
 IN MAGNE HAVERAAEN, OLAF OWE, AND OLEJOHAN DAHL, EDITORS, RECENT TRENDS IN DATA TYPE SPECIFICATION
, 1996
"... This paper exploits the point of view of constraint programming as computation in a logical system, namely constraint logic. We define the basic ingredients of constraint logic, such as constraint models and generalised polynomials. We show that constraint logic is an institution, and we interna ..."
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This paper exploits the point of view of constraint programming as computation in a logical system, namely constraint logic. We define the basic ingredients of constraint logic, such as constraint models and generalised polynomials. We show that constraint logic is an institution, and we internalise the study of constraint logic to the framework of categorybased equational logic. By showing that constraint logic is a special case of categorybased equational logic, we integrate the constraint logic programming paradigm into equational logic programming. Results include a Herbrand theorem for constraint logic programming characterising Herbrand models as initial models in constraint logic.
Reflection in membership equational logic, manysorted equational logic, horn logic with equality, and rewriting logic
 In Gadducci and Montanari [33
, 2002
"... We show that the generalized variant of rewriting logic where the underlying equational specifications are membership equational theories, and where the rules are conditional and can have equations, memberships and rewrites in the conditions is reflective. We also show that membership equational log ..."
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We show that the generalized variant of rewriting logic where the underlying equational specifications are membership equational theories, and where the rules are conditional and can have equations, memberships and rewrites in the conditions is reflective. We also show that membership equational logic, manysorted equational logic, and Horn logic with equality are likewise reflective. These results provide logical foundations for reflective languages and tools based on these logics, and in particular for the Maude language itself. 1
Hidden Algebra for Software Engineering
 Proceedings Combinatorics, Computation and Logic
, 1999
"... : This paper is an introduction to recent research on hidden algebra and its application to software engineering; it is intended to be informal and friendly, but still precise. We first review classical algebraic specification for traditional "Platonic" abstract data types like integers, vectors, ma ..."
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: This paper is an introduction to recent research on hidden algebra and its application to software engineering; it is intended to be informal and friendly, but still precise. We first review classical algebraic specification for traditional "Platonic" abstract data types like integers, vectors, matrices, and lists. Software engineering also needs changeable "abstract machines," recently called "objects," that can communicate concurrently with other objects through visible "attributes" and statechanging "methods." Hidden algebra is a new development in algebraic semantics designed to handle such systems. Equational theories are used in both cases, but the notion of satisfaction for hidden algebra is behavioral, in the sense that equations need only appear to be true under all possible experiments; this extra flexibility is needed to accommodate the clever implementations that software engineers often use to conserve space and/or time. The most important results in hidden algebra are ...
An Improved General EUnification Method
 J. Symbolic Computation
, 1994
"... This paper considers the problem of Eunification for arbitrary equational theories E, and presents an inference rule approximating Paramodulation and leading to a complete Eunification procedure which generalizes Narrowing. This sheds some light on the boundary between arbitrary Eunification situ ..."
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This paper considers the problem of Eunification for arbitrary equational theories E, and presents an inference rule approximating Paramodulation and leading to a complete Eunification procedure which generalizes Narrowing. This sheds some light on the boundary between arbitrary Eunification situations and Eunification under canonical E.