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Generic trace semantics via coinduction
 Logical Methods in Comp. Sci
, 2007
"... Abstract. Trace semantics has been defined for various kinds of statebased systems, notably with different forms of branching such as nondeterminism vs. probability. In this paper we claim to identify one underlying mathematical structure behind these “trace ..."
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Abstract. Trace semantics has been defined for various kinds of statebased systems, notably with different forms of branching such as nondeterminism vs. probability. In this paper we claim to identify one underlying mathematical structure behind these “trace
Bialgebraic Methods and Modal Logic in Structural Operational Semantics
 Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
, 2007
"... Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational semantics (SOS). An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various ..."
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Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational semantics (SOS). An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various kinds of operational descriptions in a uniform fashion. In this paper, bialgebraic semantics is combined with a coalgebraic approach to modal logic in a novel, general approach to proving the compositionality of process equivalences for languages defined by structural operational semantics. To prove compositionality, one provides a notion of behaviour for logical formulas, and defines an SOSlike specification of modal operators which reflects the original SOS specification of the language. This approach can be used to define SOS congruence formats as well as to prove compositionality for specific languages and equivalences. Key words: structural operational semantics, coalgebra, bialgebra, modal logic, congruence format 1
Exemplaric Expressivity of Modal Logics
, 2008
"... This paper investigates expressivity of modal logics for transition systems, multitransition systems, Markov chains, and Markov processes, as coalgebras of the powerset, finitely supported multiset, finitely supported distribution, and measure functor, respectively. Expressivity means that logically ..."
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This paper investigates expressivity of modal logics for transition systems, multitransition systems, Markov chains, and Markov processes, as coalgebras of the powerset, finitely supported multiset, finitely supported distribution, and measure functor, respectively. Expressivity means that logically indistinguishable states, satisfying the same formulas, are behaviourally indistinguishable. The investigation is based on the framework of dual adjunctions between spaces and logics and focuses on a crucial injectivity property. The approach is generic both in the choice of systems and modalities, and in the choice of a “base logic”. Most of these expressivity results are already known, but the applicability of the uniform setting of dual adjunctions to these particular examples is what constitutes the contribution of the paper.
Functorial coalgebraic logic: The case of manysorted varieties
 Electron. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci
"... Following earlier work, a modal logic for Tcoalgebras is a functor L on a suitable variety. Syntax and proof system of the logic are given by presentations of the functor. This paper makes two contributions. First, a previous result characterizing those functors that have presentations is generaliz ..."
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Following earlier work, a modal logic for Tcoalgebras is a functor L on a suitable variety. Syntax and proof system of the logic are given by presentations of the functor. This paper makes two contributions. First, a previous result characterizing those functors that have presentations is generalized from endofunctors on onesorted varieties to functors between manysorted varieties. This yields an equational logic for the presheaf semantics of higherorder abstract syntax. As another application, we show how the move to functors between manysorted varieties allows to modularly combine syntax and proof systems of different logics. Second, we show how to associate to any setfunctor T a complete (finitary) logic L consisting of modal operators and Boolean connectives.
Structural Operational Semantics and Modal Logic, Revisited
"... A previously introduced combination of the bialgebraic approach to structural operational semantics with coalgebraic modal logic is reexamined and improved in some aspects. Firstly, a more abstract, conceptual proof of the main compositionality theorem is given, based on an understanding of modal l ..."
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A previously introduced combination of the bialgebraic approach to structural operational semantics with coalgebraic modal logic is reexamined and improved in some aspects. Firstly, a more abstract, conceptual proof of the main compositionality theorem is given, based on an understanding of modal logic as a study of coalgebras in slice categories of adjunctions. Secondly, a more concrete understanding of the assumptions of the theorem is provided, where proving compositionality amounts to finding a syntactic distributive law between two collections of predicate liftings. Keywords: structural operational semantics, modal logic, coalgebra 1
Bialgebraic Operational Semantics and Modal Logic (extended abstract)
"... A novel, general approach is proposed to proving the compositionality of process equivalences on languages defined by Structural Operational Semantics (SOS). The approach, based on modal logic, is inspired by the simple observation that if the set of formulas satisfied by a process can be derived fr ..."
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A novel, general approach is proposed to proving the compositionality of process equivalences on languages defined by Structural Operational Semantics (SOS). The approach, based on modal logic, is inspired by the simple observation that if the set of formulas satisfied by a process can be derived from the corresponding sets for its subprocesses, then the logical equivalence is a congruence. Striving for generality, SOS rules are modeled categorically as bialgebraic distributive laws for some notions of process syntax and behaviour, and modal logics are modeled via coalgebraic polyadic modal logic. Compositionality is proved by providing a suitable notion of behaviour for the logic together with a dual distributive law, reflecting the one modeling the SOS specification. Concretely, the dual laws may appear as SOSlike rules where logical formulas play the role of processes, and their behaviour models logical decomposition over process syntax. The approach can be used either to proving compositionality for specific languages or for defining SOS congruence formats.
Expressiveness of Positive Coalgebraic Logic
"... From the point of view of modal logic, coalgebraic logic over posets is the natural coalgebraic generalisation of positive modal logic. From the point of view of coalgebra, posets arise if one is interested in simulations as opposed to bisimulations. From a categorical point of view, one moves from ..."
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From the point of view of modal logic, coalgebraic logic over posets is the natural coalgebraic generalisation of positive modal logic. From the point of view of coalgebra, posets arise if one is interested in simulations as opposed to bisimulations. From a categorical point of view, one moves from ordinary categories to enriched categories. We show that the basic setup of coalgebraic logic extends to this more general setting and that every finitary functor on posets has a logic that is expressive, that is, has the HennessyMilner property. Keywords: Coalgebra, Modal Logic, Poset