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The Barendregt Cube with Definitions and Generalised Reduction
, 1997
"... In this paper, we propose to extend the Barendregt Cube by generalising reduction and by adding definition mechanisms. We show that this extension satisfies all the original properties of the Cube including Church Rosser, Subject Reduction and Strong Normalisation. Keywords: Generalised Reduction, ..."
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In this paper, we propose to extend the Barendregt Cube by generalising reduction and by adding definition mechanisms. We show that this extension satisfies all the original properties of the Cube including Church Rosser, Subject Reduction and Strong Normalisation. Keywords: Generalised Reduction, Definitions, Barendregt Cube, Church Rosser, Subject Reduction, Strong Normalisation. Contents 1 Introduction 3 1.1 Why generalised reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2 Why definition mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3 The item notation for definitions and generalised reduction . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 The item notation 7 3 The ordinary typing relation and its properties 10 3.1 The typing relation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.2 Properties of the ordinary typing relation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4 Generalising reduction in the Cube 15 4.1 The generalised...
A unified approach to Type Theory through a refined λcalculus
, 1994
"... In the area of foundations of mathematics and computer science, three related topics dominate. These are calculus, type theory and logic. ..."
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In the area of foundations of mathematics and computer science, three related topics dominate. These are calculus, type theory and logic.
Calculi of Generalised βReduction and Explicit Substitutions: The TypeFree and Simply Typed Versions
, 1998
"... Extending the λcalculus with either explicit substitution or generalized reduction has been the subject of extensive research recently, and still has many open problems. This paper is the first investigation into the properties of a calculus combining both generalized reduction and explicit substit ..."
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Extending the λcalculus with either explicit substitution or generalized reduction has been the subject of extensive research recently, and still has many open problems. This paper is the first investigation into the properties of a calculus combining both generalized reduction and explicit substitutions. We present a calculus, gs, that combines a calculus of explicit substitution, s, and a calculus with generalized reduction, g. We believe that gs is a useful extension of the  calculus, because it allows postponement of work in two different but complementary ways. Moreover, gs (and also s) satisfies properties desirable for calculi of explicit substitutions and generalized reductions. In particular, we show that gs preserves strong normalization, is a conservative extension of g, and simulates fireduction of g and the classical calculus. Furthermore, we study the simply typed versions of s and gs, and show that welltyped terms are strongly normalizing and that other properties,...
Extending a lambdacalculus with Explicit Substitution which Preserves Strong Normalisation into a Confluent Calculus on Open Terms
, 1993
"... The last fifteen years have seen an explosion in work on explicit substitution, most of which is done in the style of the oecalculus. In (Kamareddine & R'ios, 1995a), we extended the calculus with explicit substitutions by turning de Bruijn's metaoperators into objectoperators offering a style o ..."
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The last fifteen years have seen an explosion in work on explicit substitution, most of which is done in the style of the oecalculus. In (Kamareddine & R'ios, 1995a), we extended the calculus with explicit substitutions by turning de Bruijn's metaoperators into objectoperators offering a style of explicit substitution that differs from that of oe. The resulting calculus, s, remains as close as possible to the calculus from an intuitive point of view and, while preserving strong normalisation (Kamareddine & R'ios, 1995a), is extended in this paper to a confluent calculus on open terms: the secaculus. Since the establishment of these results, another calculus, i, came into being in (Mu~noz Hurtado, 1996) which preserves strong normalisation and is itself confluent on open terms. However, we believe that se still deserves attention because, while offering a new style to work with explicit substitutions, it is able to simulate one step of classical fireduction, whereas i is not. To ...
A reduction relation for which postponement of Kcontractions, Conservation and Preservation of Strong Normalisation hold
 Univ. of Glasgow, Glasgow
, 1996
"... Postponement of fi K contractions and the conservation theorem do not hold for ordinary fi but have been established by de Groote for a mixture of fi with another reduction relation. In this paper, de Groote's results are generalised for a single reduction relation fi e which generalises fi. This ..."
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Postponement of fi K contractions and the conservation theorem do not hold for ordinary fi but have been established by de Groote for a mixture of fi with another reduction relation. In this paper, de Groote's results are generalised for a single reduction relation fi e which generalises fi. This then is used to solve an open problem of fi e : the Preservation of Strong Normalisation 1 . Keywords: Generalised fireduction, Postponement of Kcontractions, Generalised Conservation, Preservation of Strong Normalisation. 1 Introduction 1.1 Background and Motivation In the term (( x : y :N)P )Q, the function starting with x and the argument P result in the redex ( x : y :N)P . It is also the case that the function starting with y and the argument Q will result in another redex when the first redex is contracted. This idea has been exploited by many researchers and reduction has been extended so that the generalised redex based on the matching y and Q is given the same priority a...
The Confluence of the ...Calculus Via a Generalized Interpretation Method
, 1996
"... The last fifteen years have seen an explosion in work on explicit substitution, most of which is done in the style of the oecalculus. In [KR95a], we extended the calculus with explicit substitutions by turning de Bruijn's metaoperators into objectoperators offering a style of explicit substitut ..."
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The last fifteen years have seen an explosion in work on explicit substitution, most of which is done in the style of the oecalculus. In [KR95a], we extended the calculus with explicit substitutions by turning de Bruijn's metaoperators into objectoperators offering a style of explicit substitution that differs from that of oe. The resulting calculus, s, remains as close as possible to the calculus from an intuitive point of view and, while preserving strong normalisation ([KR95a]), is extended in this paper to a confluent calculus on open terms: the s e caculus. Since the establishment of the results of this paper 1 , another calculus, i, came into being in [MH95] which preserves strong normalisation and is itself confluent on open terms. However, we believe that s e still deserves attention because, while offering a new style to work with explicit substitutions, it is able to simulate one step of classical fireduction, whereas i is not. To prove confluence we introduce a ge...
Reviewing the classical and the de Bruijn notation for λcalculus and pure type systems
 Logic and Computation
, 2001
"... This article is a brief review of the type free λcalculus and its basic rewriting notions, and of the pure type system framework which generalises many type systems. Both the type free λcalculus and the pure type systems are presented using variable names and de Bruijn indices. Using the presentat ..."
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This article is a brief review of the type free λcalculus and its basic rewriting notions, and of the pure type system framework which generalises many type systems. Both the type free λcalculus and the pure type systems are presented using variable names and de Bruijn indices. Using the presentation of the λcalculus with de Bruijn indices, we illustrate how a calculus of explicit substitutions can be obtained. In addition, de Bruijn's notation for the λcalculus is introduced and some of its advantages are outlined.
The Soundness of Explicit Substitution with Nameless Variables
, 1995
"... We show the soundness of a λcalculus B where de Bruijn indices are used, substitution is explicit, and reduction is stepwise. This is done by interpreting B in the classical calculus where the explicit substitution becomes implicit and de Bruijn indices become named variables. This is the first fl ..."
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We show the soundness of a λcalculus B where de Bruijn indices are used, substitution is explicit, and reduction is stepwise. This is done by interpreting B in the classical calculus where the explicit substitution becomes implicit and de Bruijn indices become named variables. This is the first flat semantics of explicit substitution and stepwise reduction and the first clear account of exactly when ffreduction is needed.
The LambdaCube With Classes Which Approximate Reductional Equivalence
, 1995
"... We study lambda calculus and refine the notions of fireduction and fiequality. In particular, we define the operation TS (term reshuffling) on terms which reshuffles a term in such a way that more redexes become visible. Two terms are called shuffleequivalent if they have syntactically equivalent ..."
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We study lambda calculus and refine the notions of fireduction and fiequality. In particular, we define the operation TS (term reshuffling) on terms which reshuffles a term in such a way that more redexes become visible. Two terms are called shuffleequivalent if they have syntactically equivalent TSimages. The shuffleequivalence classes are shown to divide the classes of fiequal terms into smaller classes consisting of terms with similar reduction behaviour. The refinement of fireduction from a relation on terms to a relation on shuffle classes, called shufflereduction, allows one to make more redexes visible and to contract these newly visible redexes. This enables one to have more freedom in choosing the reduction path of a term, which can result in smaller terms along the reduction path if a clever reduction strategy is used. Moreover, this gain in reductional breadth is not at the expense of reductional length. We show that the cube of [Barendregt 92] extended with shuffle...
Bridging the lambda sigma and lambda sStyles of Explicit Substitutions
, 1997
"... . We present the ! and !e calculi, the twosorted (term and substitution) versions of the s (cf. [KR95a]) and se (cf. [KR96a]) calculi, respectively. We establish an isomorphism between the scalculus and the term restriction of the !calculus, which extends to an isomorphism between se and the te ..."
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. We present the ! and !e calculi, the twosorted (term and substitution) versions of the s (cf. [KR95a]) and se (cf. [KR96a]) calculi, respectively. We establish an isomorphism between the scalculus and the term restriction of the !calculus, which extends to an isomorphism between se and the term restriction of !e . Since the ! and !e calculi are given in the style of the oecalculus (cf. [ACCL91]) they bridge calculi between s and oe and between se and oe and thus we are able to better understand one calculus in terms of the other. We improve our knowledge on the open problem of strong normalisation (SN) of the associated calculus of substitutions se by showing SN for two subcalculi (we use the isomorphism with !e for the proof of SN of one of them). Finally, we present typed versions of all the calculi and check that the above mentioned isomorphism preserves types. As a consequence, the !calculus is a calculus in the oestyle that simulates one step fireduction, is confluent ...