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Proofnets: The parallel syntax for prooftheory
 Logic and Algebra
, 1996
"... The paper is mainly concerned with the extension of proofnets to additives, for which the best known solution is presented. It proposes two cutelimination procedures, the lazy one being in linear time. The solution is shown to be compatible with quantifiers, and the structural rules of exponential ..."
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The paper is mainly concerned with the extension of proofnets to additives, for which the best known solution is presented. It proposes two cutelimination procedures, the lazy one being in linear time. The solution is shown to be compatible with quantifiers, and the structural rules of exponentials are also accommodated. Traditional prooftheory deals with cutelimination; these results are usually obtained by means of sequent calculi, with the consequence that 75 % of a cutelimination proof is devoted to endless commutations of rules. It is hard to be happy with this, mainly because: ◮ the structure of the proof is blurred by all these cases; ◮ whole forests have been destroyed in order to print the same routine lemmas; ◮ this is not extremely elegant. However oldfashioned prooftheory, which is concerned with the ritual question: “isthattheoryconsistent? ” never really cared. The situation changed when subtle algorithmic aspects of cutelimination became prominent: typically
Applications of Linear Logic to Computation: An Overview
, 1993
"... This paper is an overview of existing applications of Linear Logic (LL) to issues of computation. After a substantial introduction to LL, it discusses the implications of LL to functional programming, logic programming, concurrent and objectoriented programming and some other applications of LL, li ..."
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This paper is an overview of existing applications of Linear Logic (LL) to issues of computation. After a substantial introduction to LL, it discusses the implications of LL to functional programming, logic programming, concurrent and objectoriented programming and some other applications of LL, like semantics of negation in LP, nonmonotonic issues in AI planning, etc. Although the overview covers pretty much the stateoftheart in this area, by necessity many of the works are only mentioned and referenced, but not discussed in any considerable detail. The paper does not presuppose any previous exposition to LL, and is addressed more to computer scientists (probably with a theoretical inclination) than to logicians. The paper contains over 140 references, of which some 80 are about applications of LL. 1 Linear Logic Linear Logic (LL) was introduced in 1987 by Girard [62]. From the very beginning it was recognized as relevant to issues of computation (especially concurrency and stat...