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Nominal rewriting
 Information and Computation
"... Nominal rewriting is based on the observation that if we add support for alphaequivalence to firstorder syntax using the nominalset approach, then systems with binding, including higherorder reduction schemes such as lambdacalculus betareduction, can be smoothly represented. Nominal rewriting ma ..."
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Nominal rewriting is based on the observation that if we add support for alphaequivalence to firstorder syntax using the nominalset approach, then systems with binding, including higherorder reduction schemes such as lambdacalculus betareduction, can be smoothly represented. Nominal rewriting maintains a strict distinction between variables of the objectlanguage (atoms) and of the metalanguage (variables or unknowns). Atoms may be bound by a special abstraction operation, but variables cannot be bound, giving the framework a pronounced firstorder character, since substitution of terms for variables is not captureavoiding. We show how good properties of firstorder rewriting survive the extension, by giving an efficient rewriting algorithm, a critical pair lemma, and a confluence theorem
Universal algebra for termination of higherorder rewriting
 In Proc. RTA ’05
, 2005
"... Abstract. We show that the structures of binding algebras and Σmonoids by Fiore, Plotkin and Turi are sound and complete models of Klop’s Combinatory Reduction Systems (CRSs). These algebraic structures play the same role of universal algebra for term rewriting systems. Restricting the algebraic str ..."
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Abstract. We show that the structures of binding algebras and Σmonoids by Fiore, Plotkin and Turi are sound and complete models of Klop’s Combinatory Reduction Systems (CRSs). These algebraic structures play the same role of universal algebra for term rewriting systems. Restricting the algebraic structures to the ones equipped with wellfounded relations, we obtain a complete characterisation of terminating CRSs. We can also naturally extend the characterisation to rewriting on metaterms by using the notion of Σmonoids. 1
Term Equational Systems and Logics (Extended Abstract)
"... We introduce an abstract general notion of system of equations between terms, called Term Equational System, and develop a sound logical deduction system, called Term Equational Logic, for equational reasoning. Further, we give an analysis of algebraic free constructions that together with an intern ..."
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We introduce an abstract general notion of system of equations between terms, called Term Equational System, and develop a sound logical deduction system, called Term Equational Logic, for equational reasoning. Further, we give an analysis of algebraic free constructions that together with an internal completeness result may be used to synthesise complete equational logics. Indeed, as an application, we synthesise a sound and complete nominal equational logic, called Synthetic Nominal Equational Logic, based on the category of Nominal Sets.
Abstract Modularity
, 2005
"... Modular rewriting seeks criteria under which rewrite systems inherit properties from their smaller subsystems. This divide and conquer methodology is particularly useful for reasoning about large systems where other techniques fail to scale adequately. Research has typically focused on reasoning a ..."
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Modular rewriting seeks criteria under which rewrite systems inherit properties from their smaller subsystems. This divide and conquer methodology is particularly useful for reasoning about large systems where other techniques fail to scale adequately. Research has typically focused on reasoning about the modularity of specific properties for specific ways of combining specific forms of rewriting. This paper is, we believe, the first to ask a much more general question. Namely, what can be said about modularity independently of the specific form of rewriting, combination and property at hand. A priori there is no reason to believe that anything can actually be said about modularity without reference to the specifics of the particular systems etc. However, this paper shows that, quite surprisingly, much can indeed be said.
ON THE MATHEMATICAL SYNTHESIS OF EQUATIONAL LOGICS
"... Birkhoff [1935] initiated the general study of algebraic structure. Importantly for our concerns here, his development was from (universal) algebra to (equational) logic. Birkhoff’s starting point was the informal conception of algebra based on familiar concrete examples. Abstracting from these, he ..."
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Birkhoff [1935] initiated the general study of algebraic structure. Importantly for our concerns here, his development was from (universal) algebra to (equational) logic. Birkhoff’s starting point was the informal conception of algebra based on familiar concrete examples. Abstracting from these, he introduced the concepts of signature and equational presentation,