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Orderenriched categorical models of the classical sequent calculus
 LECTURE AT INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, WORKSHOP ON PROOF THEORY AND ALGORITHMS
, 2003
"... It is wellknown that weakening and contraction cause naïve categorical models of the classical sequent calculus to collapse to Boolean lattices. Starting from a convenient formulation of the wellknown categorical semantics of linear classical sequent proofs, we give models of weakening and contra ..."
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It is wellknown that weakening and contraction cause naïve categorical models of the classical sequent calculus to collapse to Boolean lattices. Starting from a convenient formulation of the wellknown categorical semantics of linear classical sequent proofs, we give models of weakening and contraction that do not collapse. Cutreduction is interpreted by a partial order between morphisms. Our models make no commitment to any translation of classical logic into intuitionistic logic and distinguish nondeterministic choices of cutelimination. We show soundness and completeness via initial models built from proof nets, and describe models built from sets and relations.
Naming proofs in classical propositional logic
 IN PAWE̷L URZYCZYN, EDITOR, TYPED LAMBDA CALCULI AND APPLICATIONS, TLCA 2005, VOLUME 3461 OF LECTURE
"... We present a theory of proof denotations in classical propositional logic. The abstract definition is in terms of a semiring of weights, and two concrete instances are explored. With the Boolean semiring we get a theory of classical proof nets, with a geometric correctness criterion, a sequentiali ..."
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We present a theory of proof denotations in classical propositional logic. The abstract definition is in terms of a semiring of weights, and two concrete instances are explored. With the Boolean semiring we get a theory of classical proof nets, with a geometric correctness criterion, a sequentialization theorem, and a strongly normalizing cutelimination procedure. This gives us a “Boolean ” category, which is not a poset. With the semiring of natural numbers, we obtain a sound semantics for classical logic, in which fewer proofs are identified. Though a “real” sequentialization theorem is missing, these proof nets have a grip on complexity issues. In both cases the cut elimination procedure is closely related to its equivalent in the calculus of structures.
Categorical Proof Theory of Classical Propositional Calculus
, 2005
"... We investigate semantics for classical proof based on the sequent calculus. We show that the propositional connectives are not quite wellbehaved from a traditional categorical perspective, and give a more refined, but necessarily complex, analysis of how connectives may be characterised abstractly. ..."
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We investigate semantics for classical proof based on the sequent calculus. We show that the propositional connectives are not quite wellbehaved from a traditional categorical perspective, and give a more refined, but necessarily complex, analysis of how connectives may be characterised abstractly. Finally we explain the consequences of insisting on more familiar categorical behaviour.
Classical categories and deep inference
"... Deep inference is a prooftheoretic notion in which proof rules apply arbitrarily deeply inside a formula. We show that the essense of deep inference is the bifunctorality of the connectives. We demonstrate that, when given an inequational theory that models cutreduction, a deep inference calculus ..."
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Deep inference is a prooftheoretic notion in which proof rules apply arbitrarily deeply inside a formula. We show that the essense of deep inference is the bifunctorality of the connectives. We demonstrate that, when given an inequational theory that models cutreduction, a deep inference calculus for classical logic (SKSg) is a categorical model of the classical sequent calculus LK in the sense of Führmann and Pym. We uncover a mismatch between this notion of cutreduction and the usual notion of cut in SKSg. Viewing SKSg as a model of the sequent calculus uncovers new insights into the Craig interpolation lemma and intuitionistic provablility.
Deep Inference Proof Theory Equals Categorical Proof Theory Minus Coherence
, 2004
"... This paper links deep inference proof theory, as studied by Guglielmi et al., to categorical proof theory in the sense of Lambek et al.. It observes how deep inference proof theory is categorical proof theory, minus the coherence diagrams/laws. Coherence yields a readymade and well studied notion o ..."
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This paper links deep inference proof theory, as studied by Guglielmi et al., to categorical proof theory in the sense of Lambek et al.. It observes how deep inference proof theory is categorical proof theory, minus the coherence diagrams/laws. Coherence yields a readymade and well studied notion of equality on deep inference proofs. The paper notes a precise correspondence between the symmetric deep inference system for multiplicative linear logic (the linear fragment of SKSg) and the presentation of #autonomous categories as symmetric linearly distributive categories with negation. Contraction and weakening in SKSg corresponds precisely to the presence of (co)monoids.
On categorical models of classical logic and the geometry of interaction
, 2005
"... It is wellknown that weakening and contraction cause naïve categorical models of the classical sequent calculus to collapse to Boolean lattices. In previous work, summarized briefly herein, we have provided a class of models called classical categories which is sound and complete and avoids this co ..."
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It is wellknown that weakening and contraction cause naïve categorical models of the classical sequent calculus to collapse to Boolean lattices. In previous work, summarized briefly herein, we have provided a class of models called classical categories which is sound and complete and avoids this collapse by interpreting cutreduction by a posetenrichment. Examples of classical categories include boolean lattices and the category of sets and relations, where both conjunction and disjunction are modelled by the settheoretic product. In this article, which is selfcontained, we present an improved axiomatization of classical categories, together with a deep exploration of their structural theory. Observing that the collapse already happens in the absence of negation, we start with negationfree models called Dummett categories. Examples include, besides the classical categories above, the category of sets and relations, where both conjunction and disjunction are modelled by the disjoint union. We prove that Dummett categories are MIX, and that the partial order can be derived from homsemilattices which have a straightforward prooftheoretic definition. Moreover, we show that the GeometryofInteraction construction can be extended from multiplicative linear logic to classical logic, by applying it to obtain a classical
Breaking Paths in Atomic Flows for Classic Logic
, 2010
"... This work belongs to a wider effort aimed at eliminating syntactic bureaucracy from proof systems. In this paper, we present a novel cut elimination procedure for classical propositional logic. It is based on the recently introduced away from much of the typical bureaucracy of proofs. We make cruci ..."
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This work belongs to a wider effort aimed at eliminating syntactic bureaucracy from proof systems. In this paper, we present a novel cut elimination procedure for classical propositional logic. It is based on the recently introduced away from much of the typical bureaucracy of proofs. We make crucial use of the path breaker, an atomicflow construction that avoids some nasty termination problems, and that can be used in any proof system with sufficient symmetry. This paper contains an original 2dimensionaldiagram exposition of atomic flows, which helps us to connect atomic flows with other known formalisms.
Proof Transformations and Structural Invariance
 Algebraic and Prooftheoretic Aspects of Nonclassical Logics
, 2007
"... Abstract. In this paper we define the concept of a profile, which is a characteristic clause set, corresponding to an LKproof in firstorder logic, which is invariant under rule permutations. It is shown (via cutelimination) that the profile is even invariant under a large class of proof transforma ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we define the concept of a profile, which is a characteristic clause set, corresponding to an LKproof in firstorder logic, which is invariant under rule permutations. It is shown (via cutelimination) that the profile is even invariant under a large class of proof transformations (called “simple transformations”), which includes transformations to negation normal form. As proofs having the same profile show the same behavior w.r.t. cutelimination (which can be formally defined via the method CERES), proofs obtained by simple transformations can be considered as equal in this sense. A comparison with related results based on proof nets is given: in particular it is shown that proofs having the same profile define a larger equivalence class than those having the same proof net. 1
Towards Hilbert's 24th Problem: Combinatorial Proof Invariants
, 2006
"... Proofs Without Syntax [37] introduced polynomialtime checkable combinatorial proofs for classical propositional logic. This sequel approaches Hilbert’s 24 th Problem with combinatorial proofs as abstract invariants for sequent calculus proofs, analogous to homotopy groups as abstract invariants for ..."
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Proofs Without Syntax [37] introduced polynomialtime checkable combinatorial proofs for classical propositional logic. This sequel approaches Hilbert’s 24 th Problem with combinatorial proofs as abstract invariants for sequent calculus proofs, analogous to homotopy groups as abstract invariants for topological spaces. The paper lifts a simple, strongly normalising cut elimination from combinatorial proofs to sequent calculus, factorising away the mechanical commutations of structural rules which litter traditional syntactic cut elimination. Sequent calculus fails to be surjective onto combinatorial proofs: the paper extracts a semantically motivated closure of sequent calculus from which there is a surjection, pointing towards an abstract combinatorial refinement of Herbrand’s theorem.
ON THE AXIOMATISATION OF BOOLEAN CATEGORIES WITH AND WITHOUT MEDIAL
"... should be used for describing an object that ..."