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Expressivity of coalgebraic modal logic: The limits and beyond
 IN FOUNDATIONS OF SOFTWARE SCIENCE AND COMPUTATION STRUCTURES, VOLUME 3441 OF LNCS
, 2005
"... Modal logic has a good claim to being the logic of choice for describing the reactive behaviour of systems modeled as coalgebras. Logics with modal operators obtained from socalled predicate liftings have been shown to be invariant under behavioral equivalence. Expressivity results stating that, c ..."
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Modal logic has a good claim to being the logic of choice for describing the reactive behaviour of systems modeled as coalgebras. Logics with modal operators obtained from socalled predicate liftings have been shown to be invariant under behavioral equivalence. Expressivity results stating that, conversely, logically indistinguishable states are behaviorally equivalent depend on the existence of separating sets of predicate liftings for the signature functor at hand. Here, we provide a classification result for predicate liftings which leads to an easy criterion for the existence of such separating sets, and we give simple examples of functors that fail to admit expressive normal or monotone modal logics, respectively, or in fact an expressive (unary) modal logic at all. We then move on to polyadic modal logic, where modal operators may take more than one argument formula. We show that every accessible functor admits an expressive polyadic modal logic. Moreover, expressive polyadic modal logics are, unlike unary modal logics, compositional.
PSPACE bounds for rank 1 modal logics
 IN LICS’06
, 2006
"... For lack of general algorithmic methods that apply to wide classes of logics, establishing a complexity bound for a given modal logic is often a laborious task. The present work is a step towards a general theory of the complexity of modal logics. Our main result is that all rank1 logics enjoy a sh ..."
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For lack of general algorithmic methods that apply to wide classes of logics, establishing a complexity bound for a given modal logic is often a laborious task. The present work is a step towards a general theory of the complexity of modal logics. Our main result is that all rank1 logics enjoy a shallow model property and thus are, under mild assumptions on the format of their axiomatisation, in PSPACE. This leads to a unified derivation of tight PSPACEbounds for a number of logics including K, KD, coalition logic, graded modal logic, majority logic, and probabilistic modal logic. Our generic algorithm moreover finds tableau proofs that witness pleasant prooftheoretic properties including a weak subformula property. This generality is made possible by a coalgebraic semantics, which conveniently abstracts from the details of a given model class and thus allows covering a broad range of logics in a uniform way.
Admissibility of Cut in Coalgebraic Logics
 CMCS
, 2008
"... We study sequent calculi for propositional modal logics, interpreted over coalgebras, with admissibility of cut being the main result. As applications we present a new proof of the (already known) interpolation property for coalition logic and establish the interpolation property for the conditional ..."
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We study sequent calculi for propositional modal logics, interpreted over coalgebras, with admissibility of cut being the main result. As applications we present a new proof of the (already known) interpolation property for coalition logic and establish the interpolation property for the conditional logics CK and CK Id.
From Coalition Logic to STIT
, 2006
"... STIT is a logic of agency that has been proposed in the nineties in the domain of philosophy of action. It is the logic of constructions of the form “agent a sees to it that ϕ”. We believe that STIT theory may contribute to the logical analysis of multiagent systems. To support this claim, in this p ..."
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STIT is a logic of agency that has been proposed in the nineties in the domain of philosophy of action. It is the logic of constructions of the form “agent a sees to it that ϕ”. We believe that STIT theory may contribute to the logical analysis of multiagent systems. To support this claim, in this paper we show that there is a close relationship with more recent logics for multiagent systems. We focus on Pauly’s Coalition Logic and the logic of the cstit operator, as described by Horty. After a brief presentation of Coalition Logic and a discretetime version (including a next operator) of the STIT framework, we introduce a translation from Coalition Logic to the discrete STIT logic, and prove that it is correct.
EXPTIME tableaux for the coalgebraic µ calculus
 Proc. CSL 2009, volume 5771 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2009
"... Abstract. The coalgebraic approach to modal logic provides a uniform framework that captures the semantics of a large class of structurally different modal logics, including e.g. graded and probabilistic modal logics and coalition logic. In this paper, we introduce the coalgebraic µcalculus, an ext ..."
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Abstract. The coalgebraic approach to modal logic provides a uniform framework that captures the semantics of a large class of structurally different modal logics, including e.g. graded and probabilistic modal logics and coalition logic. In this paper, we introduce the coalgebraic µcalculus, an extension of the general (coalgebraic) framework with fixpoint operators. Our main results are completeness of the associated tableau calculus and EXPTIME decidability. Technically, this is achieved by reducing satisfiability to the existence of nonwellfounded tableaux, which is in turn equivalent to the existence of winning strategies in parity games. Our results are parametric in the underlying class of models and yield, as concrete applications, previously unknown complexity bounds for the probabilistic µcalculus and for an extension of coalition logic with fixpoints. 1
Bisimulation for Neighbourhood Structures
, 2007
"... Neighbourhood structures are the standard semantic tool used to reason about nonnormal modal logics. In coalgebraic terms, a neighbourhood frame is a coalgebra for the contravariant powerset functor composed with itself, denoted by 2 2. In our paper, we investigate the coalgebraic equivalence notio ..."
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Neighbourhood structures are the standard semantic tool used to reason about nonnormal modal logics. In coalgebraic terms, a neighbourhood frame is a coalgebra for the contravariant powerset functor composed with itself, denoted by 2 2. In our paper, we investigate the coalgebraic equivalence notions of 2 2bisimulation, behavioural equivalence and neighbourhood bisimulation (a notion based on pushouts), with the aim of finding the logically correct notion of equivalence on neighbourhood structures. Our results include relational characterisations for 2 2bisimulation and neighbourhood bisimulation, and an analogue of Van Benthem’s characterisation theorem for all three equivalence notions. We also show that behavioural equivalence gives rise to a HennessyMilner theorem, and that this is not the case for the other two equivalence notions.
Cut Elimination in Coalgebraic Logics
"... We give two generic proofs for cut elimination in propositional modal logics, interpreted over coalgebras. We first investigate semantic coherence conditions between the axiomatisation of a particular logic and its coalgebraic semantics that guarantee that the cutrule is admissible in the ensuing s ..."
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We give two generic proofs for cut elimination in propositional modal logics, interpreted over coalgebras. We first investigate semantic coherence conditions between the axiomatisation of a particular logic and its coalgebraic semantics that guarantee that the cutrule is admissible in the ensuing sequent calculus. We then independently isolate a purely syntactic property of the set of modal rules that guarantees cut elimination. Apart from the fact that cut elimination holds, our main result is that the syntactic and semantic assumptions are equivalent in case the logic is amenable to coalgebraic semantics. As applications we present a new proof of the (already known) interpolation property for coalition logic and newly establish the interpolation property for the conditional logics CK and CK + ID.
NEIGHBOURHOOD STRUCTURES: BISIMILARITY AND BASIC MODEL THEORY
, 2009
"... Neighbourhood structures are the standard semantic tool used to reason about nonnormal modal logics. The logic of all neighbourhood models is called classical modal logic. In coalgebraic terms, a neighbourhood frame is a coalgebra for the contravariant powerset functor composed with itself, denote ..."
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Neighbourhood structures are the standard semantic tool used to reason about nonnormal modal logics. The logic of all neighbourhood models is called classical modal logic. In coalgebraic terms, a neighbourhood frame is a coalgebra for the contravariant powerset functor composed with itself, denoted by 2 2. We use this coalgebraic modelling to derive notions of equivalence between neighbourhood structures. 2 2bisimilarity and behavioural equivalence are well known coalgebraic concepts, and they are distinct, since 2 2 does not preserve weak pullbacks. We introduce a third, intermediate notion whose witnessing relations we call precocongruences (based on pushouts). We give backandforth style characterisations for 2 2bisimulations and precocongruences, we show that on a single coalgebra, precocongruences capture behavioural equivalence, and that between neighbourhood structures, precocongruences are a better approximation of behavioural equivalence than 2 2bisimulations. We also introduce a notion of modal saturation for neighbourhood models, and investigate its relationship with definability and imagefiniteness. We prove a HennessyMilner theorem for modally saturated and for imagefinite neighbourhood models. Our main results are an analogue of Van Benthem’s characterisation theorem and a modeltheoretic proof of Craig interpolation for classical modal logic.
A modal view on abstract learning and reasoning
"... Abstract. We present here a view on abstraction based on the relation between sentences in a partially ordered language L and truth values of these sentences on a set of instances W. In Formal Concept Analysis, this relation is materialized as a lattice denoted as G that relates L and the powerset P ..."
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Abstract. We present here a view on abstraction based on the relation between sentences in a partially ordered language L and truth values of these sentences on a set of instances W. In Formal Concept Analysis, this relation is materialized as a lattice denoted as G that relates L and the powerset P(W)). We show here that projections on a lattice (here either L or the powerset P(W)) that are known to ensure structurepreserving reductions of G, are equivalent to abstractions, defined here as sets of subsets closed under union (regarding P(W)) or under minimal specialization (regarding L) and order them in a lattice of abstractions. We then discuss specifically abstractions A of P(W) and discuss the properties, of abstract implications. We then exhibit the class of (non normal) monotonic modal logics the semantic basis of which relies on such abstractions, and discuss how reasoning may be performed at variable abstraction levels. 1
PSPACE bounds for rank 1 modal logics
 In LICS’06
, 2006
"... For lack of general algorithmic methods that apply to wide classes of logics, establishing a complexity bound for a given modal logic is often a laborious task. The present work is a step towards a general theory of the complexity of modal logics. Our main result is that all rank1 logics enjoy a sh ..."
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For lack of general algorithmic methods that apply to wide classes of logics, establishing a complexity bound for a given modal logic is often a laborious task. The present work is a step towards a general theory of the complexity of modal logics. Our main result is that all rank1 logics enjoy a shallow model property and thus are, under mild assumptions on the format of their axiomatisation, in PSPACE. This leads to a unified derivation of tight PSPACEbounds for a number of logics including K, KD, coalition logic, graded modal logic, majority logic, and probabilistic modal logic. Our generic algorithm moreover finds tableau proofs that witness pleasant prooftheoretic properties including a weak subformula property. This generality is made possible by a coalgebraic semantics, which conveniently abstracts from the details of a given model class and thus allows covering a broad range of logics in a uniform way.