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The HigherOrder Recursive Path Ordering
 FOURTEENTH ANNUAL IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 1999
"... This paper extends the termination proof techniques based on reduction orderings to a higherorder setting, by adapting the recursive path ordering definition to terms of a typed lambdacalculus generated by a signature of polymorphic higherorder function symbols. The obtained ordering is wellfoun ..."
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This paper extends the termination proof techniques based on reduction orderings to a higherorder setting, by adapting the recursive path ordering definition to terms of a typed lambdacalculus generated by a signature of polymorphic higherorder function symbols. The obtained ordering is wellfounded, compatible with fireductions and with polymorphic typing, monotonic with respect to the function symbols, and stable under substitution. It can therefore be used to prove the strong normalizationproperty of higherorder calculi in which constants can be defined by higherorder rewrite rules. For example, the polymorphic version of Gödel's recursor for the natural numbers is easily oriented. And indeed, our ordering is polymorphic, in the sense that a single comparison allows to prove the termination property of all monomorphic instances of a polymorphic rewrite rule. Several other nontrivial examples are given which examplify the expressive power of the ordering.
Inductive Data Type Systems
 THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 1997
"... In a previous work (“Abstract Data Type Systems”, TCS 173(2), 1997), the last two authors presented a combined language made of a (strongly normalizing) algebraic rewrite system and a typed λcalculus enriched by patternmatching definitions following a certain format, called the “General Schema”, w ..."
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In a previous work (“Abstract Data Type Systems”, TCS 173(2), 1997), the last two authors presented a combined language made of a (strongly normalizing) algebraic rewrite system and a typed λcalculus enriched by patternmatching definitions following a certain format, called the “General Schema”, which generalizes the usual recursor definitions for natural numbers and similar “basic inductive types”. This combined language was shown to be strongly normalizing. The purpose of this paper is to reformulate and extend the General Schema in order to make it easily extensible, to capture a more general class of inductive types, called “strictly positive”, and to ease the strong normalization proof of the resulting system. This result provides a computation model for the combination of an algebraic specification language based on abstract data types and of a strongly typed functional language with strictly positive inductive types.
Polymorphic higherorder recursive path orderings
 Journal of the ACM
, 2005
"... This paper extends the termination proof techniques based on reduction orderings to a higherorder setting, by defining a family of recursive path orderings for terms of a typed lambdacalculus generated by a signature of polymorphic higherorder function symbols. These relations can be generated fro ..."
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This paper extends the termination proof techniques based on reduction orderings to a higherorder setting, by defining a family of recursive path orderings for terms of a typed lambdacalculus generated by a signature of polymorphic higherorder function symbols. These relations can be generated from two given wellfounded orderings, on the function symbols and on the type constructors. The obtained orderings on terms are wellfounded, monotonic, stable under substitution and include βreductions. They can be used to prove the strong normalization property of higherorder calculi in which constants can be defined by higherorder rewrite rules using firstorder pattern matching. For example, the polymorphic version of Gödel’s recursor for the natural numbers is easily oriented. And indeed, our ordering is polymorphic, in the sense that a single comparison allows to prove the termination property of all monomorphic instances of a polymorphic rewrite rule. Many nontrivial examples are given which exemplify the expressive power of these orderings. All have been checked by our implementation. This paper is an extended and improved version of [Jouannaud and Rubio 1999]. Polymorphic algebras have been made more expressive than in our previous framework. The intuitive notion of a polymorphic higherorder ordering has now been made precise. The higherorder recursive
Termination and confluence of higherorder rewrite systems
 In Proc. RTA ’00, volume 1833 of LNCS
, 2000
"... Abstract: In the last twenty years, several approaches to higherorder rewriting have been proposed, among which Klop’s Combinatory Rewrite Systems (CRSs), Nipkow’s Higherorder Rewrite Systems (HRSs) and Jouannaud and Okada’s higherorder algebraic specification languages, of which only the last on ..."
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Abstract: In the last twenty years, several approaches to higherorder rewriting have been proposed, among which Klop’s Combinatory Rewrite Systems (CRSs), Nipkow’s Higherorder Rewrite Systems (HRSs) and Jouannaud and Okada’s higherorder algebraic specification languages, of which only the last one considers typed terms. The later approach has been extended by Jouannaud, Okada and the present author into Inductive Data Type Systems (IDTSs). In this paper, we extend IDTSs with the CRS higherorder patternmatching mechanism, resulting in simplytyped CRSs. Then, we show how the termination criterion developed for IDTSs with firstorder patternmatching, called the General Schema, can be extended so as to prove the strong normalization of IDTSs with higherorder patternmatching. Next, we compare the unified approach with HRSs. We first prove that the extended General Schema can also be applied to HRSs. Second, we show how Nipkow’s higherorder critical pair analysis technique for proving local confluence can be applied to IDTSs. 1
From formal proofs to mathematical proofs: A safe, incremental way for building in firstorder decision procedures
 In TCS 2008: 5th IFIP International Conference on Theoretical Computer Science
, 2008
"... (CIC) on which the proof assistant Coq is based: the Calculus of Congruent Inductive Constructions, which truly extends CIC by building in arbitrary firstorder decision procedures: deduction is still in charge of the CIC kernel, while computation is outsourced to dedicated firstorder decision proc ..."
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(CIC) on which the proof assistant Coq is based: the Calculus of Congruent Inductive Constructions, which truly extends CIC by building in arbitrary firstorder decision procedures: deduction is still in charge of the CIC kernel, while computation is outsourced to dedicated firstorder decision procedures that can be taken from the shelves provided they deliver a proof certificate. The soundness of the whole system becomes an incremental property following from the soundness of the certificate checkers and that of the kernel. A detailed example shows that the resulting style of proofs becomes closer to that of the working mathematician. 1
Extensionality in the calculus of constructions
 In TPHOL 05
, 2005
"... Abstract This paper presents a method to translate a proof in an extensional version of the Calculus of Constructions into a proof in the Calculus of Inductive Constructions extended with a few axioms. We use a specific equality in order to translate the extensional conversion relation into an inten ..."
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Abstract This paper presents a method to translate a proof in an extensional version of the Calculus of Constructions into a proof in the Calculus of Inductive Constructions extended with a few axioms. We use a specific equality in order to translate the extensional conversion relation into an intensional system. 1
HigherOrder Recursive Path Orderings à la carte
"... Introduction Rewrite rules are increasingly used in programming languages and logical systems, with two main goals: defining functions by pattern matching; describing rulebased decision procedures. Our ambition is to develop for the higherorder/type case the kind of semiautomated termination pro ..."
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Introduction Rewrite rules are increasingly used in programming languages and logical systems, with two main goals: defining functions by pattern matching; describing rulebased decision procedures. Our ambition is to develop for the higherorder/type case the kind of semiautomated termination proof techniques that are available for the firstorder case, of which the most popular one is the recursive path ordering [4]. At LICS'99, we contributed to this program with a reduction ordering for typed higherorder terms which conservatively extends Dershowitz's recursive path ordering for firstorder terms. In the latter, the precedence rule allows to decrease from the term s = f(s 1 ; : : : ; s n ) to the term g(t 1 ; : : : ; t n ), provided that (i) f is bigger than g in the given precedence on function symbols, and (ii) s is bigger than every t i . For typing reasons, in our ordering the latter condition becomes: (ii) for every t i , either s is bigger than t i or some s j is bigger t
Recursion on the partial continuous functionals
 Logic Colloquium ’05
, 2006
"... We describe a constructive theory of computable functionals, based on the partial continuous functionals as their intendend domain. Such a task had long ago been started by Dana Scott [28], under the wellknown abbreviation ..."
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We describe a constructive theory of computable functionals, based on the partial continuous functionals as their intendend domain. Such a task had long ago been started by Dana Scott [28], under the wellknown abbreviation
Higherorder orderings for normal rewriting
 In Proc. 17th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications
, 2006
"... Abstract. We extend the termination proof methods based on reduction orderings to higherorder rewriting systems à la Nipkow using higherorder pattern matching for firing rules, and accommodate for any use of eta, as a reduction, as an expansion or as an equation. As a main novelty, we provide with ..."
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Abstract. We extend the termination proof methods based on reduction orderings to higherorder rewriting systems à la Nipkow using higherorder pattern matching for firing rules, and accommodate for any use of eta, as a reduction, as an expansion or as an equation. As a main novelty, we provide with a mechanism for transforming any reduction ordering including betareduction, such as the higherorder recursive path ordering, into a reduction ordering for proving termination of rewriting à la Nipkow. Nontrivial examples are carried out. 1
The Open Calculus of Constructions: An Equational Type Theory with Dependent Types for Programming, Specification, and Interactive Theorem Proving
"... The open calculus of constructions integrates key features of MartinLöf's type theory, the calculus of constructions, Membership Equational Logic, and Rewriting Logic into a single uniform language. The two key ingredients are dependent function types and conditional rewriting modulo equatio ..."
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The open calculus of constructions integrates key features of MartinLöf's type theory, the calculus of constructions, Membership Equational Logic, and Rewriting Logic into a single uniform language. The two key ingredients are dependent function types and conditional rewriting modulo equational theories. We explore the open calculus of constructions as a uniform framework for programming, specification and interactive verification in an equational higherorder style. By having equational logic and rewriting logic as executable sublogics we preserve the advantages of a firstorder semantic and logical framework and especially target applications involving symbolic computation and symbolic execution of nondeterministic and concurrent systems.