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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.
NonDeterministic Kleene Coalgebras
"... In this paper, we present a systematic way of deriving (1) languages of (generalised) regular expressions, and (2) sound and complete axiomatizations thereof, for a wide variety of systems. This generalizes both the results of Kleene (on regular languages and deterministic finite automata) and Miln ..."
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In this paper, we present a systematic way of deriving (1) languages of (generalised) regular expressions, and (2) sound and complete axiomatizations thereof, for a wide variety of systems. This generalizes both the results of Kleene (on regular languages and deterministic finite automata) and Milner (on regular behaviours and finite labelled transition systems), and includes many other systems such as Mealy and Moore machines.
Rank1 modal logics are coalgebraic
 IN STACS 2007, 24TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, PROCEEDINGS
, 2007
"... Coalgebras provide a unifying semantic framework for a wide variety of modal logics. It has previously been shown that the class of coalgebras for an endofunctor can always be axiomatised in rank 1. Here we establish the converse, i.e. every rank 1 modal logic has a sound and strongly complete coal ..."
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Coalgebras provide a unifying semantic framework for a wide variety of modal logics. It has previously been shown that the class of coalgebras for an endofunctor can always be axiomatised in rank 1. Here we establish the converse, i.e. every rank 1 modal logic has a sound and strongly complete coalgebraic semantics. As a consequence, recent results on coalgebraic modal logic, in particular generic decision procedures and upper complexity bounds, become applicable to arbitrary rank 1 modal logics, without regard to their semantic status; we thus obtain purely syntactic versions of these results. As an extended example, we apply our framework to recently defined deontic logics.
Beyond rank 1: Algebraic semantics and finite models for coalgebraic logics
, 2008
"... Coalgebras provide a uniform framework for the semantics of a large class of (mostly nonnormal) modal logics, including e.g. monotone modal logic, probabilistic and graded modal logic, and coalition logic, as well as the usual Kripke semantics of modal logic. In earlier work, the finite model prop ..."
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Coalgebras provide a uniform framework for the semantics of a large class of (mostly nonnormal) modal logics, including e.g. monotone modal logic, probabilistic and graded modal logic, and coalition logic, as well as the usual Kripke semantics of modal logic. In earlier work, the finite model property for coalgebraic logics has been established w.r.t. the class of all structures appropriate for a given logic at hand; the corresponding modal logics are characterised by being axiomatised in rank 1, i.e. without nested modalities. Here, we extend the range of coalgebraic techniques to cover logics that impose global properties on their models, formulated as frame conditions with possibly nested modalities on the logical side (in generalisation of frame conditions such as symmetry or transitivity in the context of Kripke frames). We show that the finite model property for such logics follows from the finite algebra property of the associated class of complex algebras, and then investigate sufficient conditions for the finite algebra property to hold. Example applications include extensions of coalition logic and logics of uncertainty and knowledge.
Modal Logics are Coalgebraic
, 2008
"... Applications of modal logics are abundant in computer science, and a large number of structurally different modal logics have been successfully employed in a diverse spectrum of application contexts. Coalgebraic semantics, on the other hand, provides a uniform and encompassing view on the large vari ..."
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Applications of modal logics are abundant in computer science, and a large number of structurally different modal logics have been successfully employed in a diverse spectrum of application contexts. Coalgebraic semantics, on the other hand, provides a uniform and encompassing view on the large variety of specific logics used in particular domains. The coalgebraic approach is generic and compositional: tools and techniques simultaneously apply to a large class of application areas and can moreover be combined in a modular way. In particular, this facilitates a pickandchoose approach to domain specific formalisms, applicable across the entire scope of application areas, leading to generic software tools that are easier to design, to implement, and to maintain. This paper substantiates the authors ’ firm belief that the systematic exploitation of the coalgebraic nature of modal logic will not only have impact on the field of modal logic itself but also lead to significant progress in a number of areas within computer science, such as knowledge representation and concurrency/mobility.
CoLoSS: The Coalgebraic Logic Satisfiability Solver (System Description)
, 2007
"... CoLoSS, the Coalgebraic Logic Satisfiability Solver, decides satisfiability of modal formulas in a generic and compositional way. It implements a uniform polynomial space algorithm to decide satisfiability for modal logics that are amenable to coalgebraic semantics. This includes e.g. the logics K, ..."
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CoLoSS, the Coalgebraic Logic Satisfiability Solver, decides satisfiability of modal formulas in a generic and compositional way. It implements a uniform polynomial space algorithm to decide satisfiability for modal logics that are amenable to coalgebraic semantics. This includes e.g. the logics K, KD, Pauly’s coalition logic, graded modal logic, and probabilistic modal logic. Logics are easily integrated into CoLoSS by providing a complete axiomatisation of their coalgebraic semantics in a specific format. Moreover, CoLoSS is compositional: it synthesises decision procedures for modular combinations of logics that include the fusion of two modal logics as a special case. One thus automatically obtains reasoning support e.g. for logics interpreted over probabilistic automata that combine nondeterminism and probabilities in different ways.
Nominals for Everyone
"... It has been recognised that the expressivity of description logics benefits from the introduction of nonstandard modal operators beyond existential and number restrictions. Such operators support notions such as uncertainty, defaults, agency, obligation, or evidence, whose semantics often lies outs ..."
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It has been recognised that the expressivity of description logics benefits from the introduction of nonstandard modal operators beyond existential and number restrictions. Such operators support notions such as uncertainty, defaults, agency, obligation, or evidence, whose semantics often lies outside the realm of relational structures. Coalgebraic hybrid logic serves as a unified setting for logics that combine nonstandard modal operators and nominals, which allow reasoning about individuals. In this framework, we prove a generic EXPTIME upper bound for concept satisfiability over general TBoxes, which instantiates to novel upper bounds for many individual logics including probabilistic logic with nominals.
On the Fusion of coalgebraic logics
"... Abstract. Fusion is arguably the simplest way to combine modal logics. For normal modal logics with Kripke semantics, many properties such as completeness and decidability are known to transfer from the component logics to their fusion. In this paper we investigate to what extent these results can b ..."
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Abstract. Fusion is arguably the simplest way to combine modal logics. For normal modal logics with Kripke semantics, many properties such as completeness and decidability are known to transfer from the component logics to their fusion. In this paper we investigate to what extent these results can be generalised to the case of arbitrary coalgebraic logics. Our main result generalises a construction of Kracht and Wolter and confirms that completeness transfers to fusion for a large class of logics over coalgebraic semantics. This result is independent of the rank of the logics and relies on generalising the notions of distance and box operator to coalgebraic models. 1
Strong Completeness for Markovian Logics
"... Abstract. In this paper we present Hilbertstyle axiomatizations for three logics for reasoning about continuousspace Markov processes (MPs): (i) a logic for MPs defined for probability distributions on measurable state spaces, (ii) a logic for MPs defined for subprobability distributions and (iii ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we present Hilbertstyle axiomatizations for three logics for reasoning about continuousspace Markov processes (MPs): (i) a logic for MPs defined for probability distributions on measurable state spaces, (ii) a logic for MPs defined for subprobability distributions and (iii) a logic defined for arbitrary distributions. These logics are not compact so one needs infinitary rules in order to obtain strong completeness results. We propose a new infinitary rule that replaces the socalled Countable Additivity Rule (CAR) currently used in the literature to address the problem of proving strong completeness for these and similar logics. Unlike the CAR, our rule has a countable set of instances; consequently it allows us to apply the RasiowaSikorski lemma for establishing strong completeness. Our proof method is novel and it can be used for other logics as well. 1
NAMED MODELS IN COALGEBRAIC HYBRID LOGIC
 SYMPOSIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
"... Hybrid logic extends modal logic with support for reasoning about individual states, designated by socalled nominals. We study hybrid logic in the broad context of coalgebraic semantics, where Kripke frames are replaced with coalgebras for a given functor, thus covering a wide range of reasoning pr ..."
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Hybrid logic extends modal logic with support for reasoning about individual states, designated by socalled nominals. We study hybrid logic in the broad context of coalgebraic semantics, where Kripke frames are replaced with coalgebras for a given functor, thus covering a wide range of reasoning principles including, e.g., probabilistic, graded, default, or coalitional operators. Specifically, we establish generic criteria for a given coalgebraic hybrid logic to admit named canonical models, with ensuing completeness proofs for pure extensions on the one hand, and for an extended hybrid language with local binding on the other. We instantiate our framework with a number of examples. Notably, we prove completeness of graded hybrid logic with local binding.