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Compositional Model Checking
, 1999
"... We describe a method for reducing the complexity of temporal logic model checking in systems composed of many parallel processes. The goal is to check properties of the components of a system and then deduce global properties from these local properties. The main difficulty with this type of approac ..."
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We describe a method for reducing the complexity of temporal logic model checking in systems composed of many parallel processes. The goal is to check properties of the components of a system and then deduce global properties from these local properties. The main difficulty with this type of approach is that local properties are often not preserved at the global level. We present a general framework for using additional interface processes to model the environment for a component. These interface processes are typically much simpler than the full environment of the component. By composing a component with its interface processes and then checking properties of this composition, we can guarantee that these properties will be preserved at the global level. We give two example compositional systems based on the logic CTL*.
ManyValued Modal Logics
 Fundamenta Informaticae
, 1992
"... . Two families of manyvalued modal logics are investigated. Semantically, one family is characterized using Kripke models that allow formulas to take values in a finite manyvalued logic, at each possible world. The second family generalizes this to allow the accessibility relation between worlds a ..."
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. Two families of manyvalued modal logics are investigated. Semantically, one family is characterized using Kripke models that allow formulas to take values in a finite manyvalued logic, at each possible world. The second family generalizes this to allow the accessibility relation between worlds also to be manyvalued. Gentzen sequent calculi are given for both versions, and soundness and completeness are established. 1 Introduction The logics that have appeared in artificial intelligence form a rich and varied collection. While classical (and maybe intuitionistic) logic su#ces for the formal development of mathematics, artificial intelligence has found uses for modal, temporal, relevant, and manyvalued logics, among others. Indeed, I take it as a basic principle that an application should find (or create) an appropriate logic, if it needs one, rather than reshape the application to fit some narrow class of `established' logics. In this paper I want to enlarge the variety of logics...
On the Complexity of Qualitative Spatial Reasoning: A Maximal Tractable Fragment of the Region Connection Calculus
 Artificial Intelligence
, 1997
"... The computational properties of qualitative spatial reasoning have been investigated to some degree. However, the question for the boundary between polynomial and NPhard reasoning problems has not been addressed yet. In this paper we explore this boundary in the "Region Connection Calculus" RCC8. ..."
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The computational properties of qualitative spatial reasoning have been investigated to some degree. However, the question for the boundary between polynomial and NPhard reasoning problems has not been addressed yet. In this paper we explore this boundary in the "Region Connection Calculus" RCC8. We extend Bennett's encoding of RCC8 in modal logic. Based on this encoding, we prove that reasoning is NPcomplete in general and identify a maximal tractable subset of the relations in RCC8 that contains all base relations. Further, we show that for this subset pathconsistency is sufficient for deciding consistency. 1 Introduction When describing a spatial configuration or when reasoning about such a configuration, often it is not possible or desirable to obtain precise, quantitative data. In these cases, qualitative reasoning about spatial configurations may be used. One particular approach in this context has been developed by Randell, Cui, and Cohn [20], the socalled Region Connecti...
The ProofTheory and Semantics of Intuitionistic Modal Logic
, 1994
"... Possible world semantics underlies many of the applications of modal logic in computer science and philosophy. The standard theory arises from interpreting the semantic definitions in the ordinary metatheory of informal classical mathematics. If, however, the same semantic definitions are interpret ..."
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Possible world semantics underlies many of the applications of modal logic in computer science and philosophy. The standard theory arises from interpreting the semantic definitions in the ordinary metatheory of informal classical mathematics. If, however, the same semantic definitions are interpreted in an intuitionistic metatheory then the induced modal logics no longer satisfy certain intuitionistically invalid principles. This thesis investigates the intuitionistic modal logics that arise in this way. Natural deduction systems for various intuitionistic modal logics are presented. From one point of view, these systems are selfjustifying in that a possible world interpretation of the modalities can be read off directly from the inference rules. A technical justification is given by the faithfulness of translations into intuitionistic firstorder logic. It is also established that, in many cases, the natural deduction systems induce wellknown intuitionistic modal logics, previously given by Hilbertstyle axiomatizations. The main benefit of the natural deduction systems over axiomatizations is their
Strategies for Temporal Resolution
, 1995
"... Verifying that a temporal logic specification satisfies a temporal property requires some form of theorem proving. However, although proof procedures exist for such logics, many are either unsuitable for automatic implementation or only deal with small fragments of the logic. In this thesis the algo ..."
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Verifying that a temporal logic specification satisfies a temporal property requires some form of theorem proving. However, although proof procedures exist for such logics, many are either unsuitable for automatic implementation or only deal with small fragments of the logic. In this thesis the algorithms for, and strategies to guide, a fully automated temporal resolution theorem prover are given, proved correct and evaluated. An approach to applying resolution, a proof method for classical logics suited to mechanisation, to temporal logics has been developed by Fisher. The method involves translation to a normal form, classical style resolution within states and temporal resolution over states. It has only one temporal resolution rule and is therefore particularly suitable as the basis of an automated temporal resolution theorem prover. As the application of the temporal resolution rule is the most costly part of the method, involving search amongst graphs, different algorithms on w...
Internalizing Labelled Deduction
 Journal of Logic and Computation
, 2000
"... This paper shows how to internalize the Kripke satisfaction denition using the basic hybrid language, and explores the proof theoretic consequences of doing so. As we shall see, the basic hybrid language enables us to transfer classic Gabbaystyle labelled deduction methods from the metalanguage to ..."
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This paper shows how to internalize the Kripke satisfaction denition using the basic hybrid language, and explores the proof theoretic consequences of doing so. As we shall see, the basic hybrid language enables us to transfer classic Gabbaystyle labelled deduction methods from the metalanguage to the object language, and to handle labelling discipline logically. This internalized approach to labelled deduction links neatly with the Gabbaystyle rules now widely used in modal Hilbertsystems, enables completeness results for a wide range of rstorder denable frame classes to be obtained automatically, and extends to many richer languages. The paper discusses related work by Jerry Seligman and Miroslava Tzakova and concludes with some reections on the status of labelling in modal logic. 1 Introduction Modern modal logic revolves around the Kripke satisfaction relation: M;w ': This says that the model M satises (or forces, or supports) the modal formula ' at the state w in M....
Propositional Lax Logic
, 1997
"... We investigate a novel intuitionistic modal logic, called Propositional Lax Logic, with promising applications to the formal verification of computer hardware. The logic has emerged from an attempt to express correctness `up to' behavioural constraints  a central notion in hardware verification  ..."
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We investigate a novel intuitionistic modal logic, called Propositional Lax Logic, with promising applications to the formal verification of computer hardware. The logic has emerged from an attempt to express correctness `up to' behavioural constraints  a central notion in hardware verification  as a logical modality. The resulting logic is unorthodox in several respects. As a modal logic it is special since it features a single modal operator fl that has a flavour both of possibility and of necessity. As for hardware verification it is special since it is an intuitionistic rather than classical logic which so far has been the basis of the great majority of approaches. Finally, its models are unusual since they feature worlds with inconsistent information and furthermore the only frame condition is that the fl frame be a subrelation of the oeframe. In the paper we will provide the motivation for Propositional Lax Logic and present several technical results. We will investigate...
Combining Deduction and Model Checking into Tableaux and Algorithms for ConversePDL
 Information and Computation
, 1998
"... . This paper presents a prefixed tableaux calculus for Propositional Dynamic Logic with Converse based on a combination of different techniques such as prefixed tableaux for modal logics and model checkers for ¯calculus. We prove the correctness and completeness of the calculus and illustrate its f ..."
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. This paper presents a prefixed tableaux calculus for Propositional Dynamic Logic with Converse based on a combination of different techniques such as prefixed tableaux for modal logics and model checkers for ¯calculus. We prove the correctness and completeness of the calculus and illustrate its features. We also discuss the transformation of the tableaux method (naively NEXPTIME) into an EXPTIME algorithm. 1 Introduction Propositional Dynamic Logics (PDLs) are modal logics introduced in [10] to model the evolution of the computation process by describing the properties of states reached by programs during their execution [15, 24, 27]. Over the years, PDLs have been proved to be a valuable formal tool in Computer Science, Logic, Computational Linguistics, and Artificial Intelligence far beyond their original use for program verification (e.g. [4, 12, 14, 15, 24, 23]). In this paper we focus on ConversePDL (CPDL) [10], obtained from the basic logic PDL by adding the converse operat...
Explaining ALC subsumption
 In Proc. of DL’99
, 1999
"... Abstract. Knowledge representation systems, including ones based on Description Logics (DLs), use explanation facilities to, among others, debug knowledge bases. Until now, such facilities were not available for expressive DLs, whose reasoning is an unnatural refutationbased tableau. We offer a so ..."
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Abstract. Knowledge representation systems, including ones based on Description Logics (DLs), use explanation facilities to, among others, debug knowledge bases. Until now, such facilities were not available for expressive DLs, whose reasoning is an unnatural refutationbased tableau. We offer a solution based on a sequent calculus that is closely related to the tableau implementation, exploiting its optimisations. The resulting proofs are pruned and then presented as simply as possible using templates. 1