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Rewriting Logic as a Logical and Semantic Framework
, 1993
"... Rewriting logic [72] is proposed as a logical framework in which other logics can be represented, and as a semantic framework for the specification of languages and systems. Using concepts from the theory of general logics [70], representations of an object logic L in a framework logic F are und ..."
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Rewriting logic [72] is proposed as a logical framework in which other logics can be represented, and as a semantic framework for the specification of languages and systems. Using concepts from the theory of general logics [70], representations of an object logic L in a framework logic F are understood as mappings L ! F that translate one logic into the other in a conservative way. The ease with which such maps can be defined for a number of quite different logics of interest, including equational logic, Horn logic with equality, linear logic, logics with quantifiers, and any sequent calculus presentation of a logic for a very general notion of "sequent," is discussed in detail. Using the fact that rewriting logic is reflective, it is often possible to reify inside rewriting logic itself a representation map L ! RWLogic for the finitely presentable theories of L. Such a reification takes the form of a map between the abstract data types representing the finitary theories of...
Membership Algebra as a Logical Framework for Equational Specification
, 1998
"... This paper proposes membership equational logica Horn logic in which the basic predicates are equations t = t 0 and membership assertions t : s stating that a term t belongs to a sort sas a logical framework in which a very wide range of total and partial equational specification formalisms ..."
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This paper proposes membership equational logica Horn logic in which the basic predicates are equations t = t 0 and membership assertions t : s stating that a term t belongs to a sort sas a logical framework in which a very wide range of total and partial equational specification formalisms can be naturally represented. Key features of this logic include: simplicity, liberality and equational character; generality and expressiveness in supporting subsorts, overloading, errors and partiality; and efficient implementability in systems such as Maude. The paper presents the basic properties of the logic and its models, and discusses in detail how many total and partial equational specification formalisms, including ordersorted algebra and partial membership equational logic, can be represented in it, as well as the practical benefits in terms of tool reusability that this opens up for other languages, including CASL. Table of Contents 1
Institution Morphisms
, 2001
"... Institutions formalize the intuitive notion of logical system, including syntax, semantics, and the relation of satisfaction between them. Our exposition emphasizes the natural way that institutions can support deduction on sentences, and inclusions of signatures, theories, etc.; it also introduces ..."
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Institutions formalize the intuitive notion of logical system, including syntax, semantics, and the relation of satisfaction between them. Our exposition emphasizes the natural way that institutions can support deduction on sentences, and inclusions of signatures, theories, etc.; it also introduces terminology to clearly distinguish several levels of generality of the institution concept. A surprising number of different notions of morphism have been suggested for forming categories with institutions as objects, and an amazing variety of names have been proposed for them. One goal of this paper is to suggest a terminology that is uniform and informative to replace the current chaotic nomenclature; another goal is to investigate the properties and interrelations of these notions in a systematic way. Following brief expositions of indexed categories, diagram categories, twisted relations, and Kan extensions, we demonstrate and then exploit the duality between institution morphisms in the original sense of Goguen and Burstall, and the "plain maps" of Meseguer, obtaining simple uniform proofs of completeness and cocompleteness for both resulting categories. Because of this duality, we prefer the name "comorphism" over "plain map;" moreover, we argue that morphisms are more natural than comorphisms in many cases. We also consider "theoroidal" morphisms and comorphisms, which generalize signatures to theories, based on a theoroidal institution construction, finding that the "maps" of Meseguer are theoroidal comorphisms, while theoroidal morphisms are a new concept. We introduce "forward" and "seminatural" morphisms, and develop some of their properties. Appendices discuss institutions for partial algebra, a variant of order sorted algebra, two versions of hidden algebra, and...
Axiomatizing Reflective Logics and Languages
 Proceedings of Reflection'96
, 1996
"... The very success and breadth of reflective techniques underscores the need for a general theory of reflection. At present what we have is a wideranging variety of reflective systems, each explained in its own idiosyncratic terms. Metalogical foundations can allow us to capture the essential aspects ..."
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The very success and breadth of reflective techniques underscores the need for a general theory of reflection. At present what we have is a wideranging variety of reflective systems, each explained in its own idiosyncratic terms. Metalogical foundations can allow us to capture the essential aspects of reflective systems in a formalismindependent way. This paper proposes metalogical axioms for reflective logics and declarative languages based on the theory of general logics [34]. In this way, several strands of work in reflection, including functional, equational, Horn logic, and rewriting logic reflective languages, as well as a variety of reflective theorem proving systems are placed within a common theoretical framework. General axioms for computational strategies, and for the internalization of those strategies in a reflective logic are also given. 1 Introduction Reflection is a fundamental idea. In logic it has been vigorously pursued by many researchers since the fundamental wor...
Relating CASL with Other Specification Languages: the Institution Level
, 2000
"... In this work, we investigate various specification languages and their relation to Casl, the recently developed Common Algebraic Specification Language. In particular, we consider the languages Larch, OBJ3, CafeOBJ, ACT ONE, ASF, and HEPtheories, as well as various sublanguages of Casl that more or ..."
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In this work, we investigate various specification languages and their relation to Casl, the recently developed Common Algebraic Specification Language. In particular, we consider the languages Larch, OBJ3, CafeOBJ, ACT ONE, ASF, and HEPtheories, as well as various sublanguages of Casl that more or less directly correspond to these. All these languages are translated to an appropriate sublanguage of Casl. The translation mainly concerns the level of specification inthesmall: the logics underlying the languages are formalized as institutions, and representations among the institutions are developed. However, it is also considered how these translations interact with specification inthelarge. Thus, we obtain one hand translations of any of the abovementioned specification languages to an appropriate sublanguage of Casl. This allows us to take libraries and case studies that have been developed for other languages and reuse them in Casl. On the other hand, we set up institution repre...
The Heterogeneous Tool Set
 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2007
"... Abstract. Heterogeneous specification becomes more and more important because complex systems are often specified using multiple viewpoints, involving multiple formalisms. Moreover, a formal software development process may lead to a change of formalism during the development. However, current resea ..."
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Abstract. Heterogeneous specification becomes more and more important because complex systems are often specified using multiple viewpoints, involving multiple formalisms. Moreover, a formal software development process may lead to a change of formalism during the development. However, current research in integrated formal methods only deals with adhoc integrations of different formalisms. The heterogeneous tool set (Hets) is a parsing, static analysis and proof management tool combining various such tools for individual specification languages, thus providing a tool for heterogeneous multilogic specification. Hets is based on a graph of logics and languages (formalized as socalled institutions), their tools, and their translations. This provides a clean semantics of heterogeneous specification, as well as a corresponding proof calculus. For proof management, the calculus of development graphs (known from other largescale proof management systems) has been adapted to heterogeneous specification. Development graphs provide an overview of the (heterogeneous) specification module hierarchy and the current proof state, and thus may be used for monitoring the overall correctness of a heterogeneous development. 1
Static Semantic Analysis and Theorem Proving for CASL
 In F. ParisiPresicce (Ed.): Recent Trends in Algebraic Development Techniques
, 1998
"... . This paper presents a static semantic analysis for CASL, the Common Algebraic Specification Language. Abstract syntax trees are generated including subsorts and overloaded functions and predicates. The static semantic analysis, through the implementation of an overload resolution algorithm, checks ..."
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. This paper presents a static semantic analysis for CASL, the Common Algebraic Specification Language. Abstract syntax trees are generated including subsorts and overloaded functions and predicates. The static semantic analysis, through the implementation of an overload resolution algorithm, checks and qualifies these abstract syntax trees. The result is a fully qualified CASL abstract syntax tree where the overloading has been resolved. This abstract syntax tree corresponds to a theory in the institution underlying CASL, subsorted partial firstorder logic with sort generation constraints (SubPCFOL). Two ways of embedding SubPCFOL in higherorder logic (HOL) of the logical framework Isabelle are discussed: the first one from SubPFOL to HOL via PFOL (partial firstorder logic) first drops subsorting and then partiality, and the second one is the counterpart via SubFOL (subsorted firstorder logic). The C in SubPCFOL stands for sort generation constraints, which are translated separat...
Comorphismbased Grothendieck logics
, 2002
"... In order to obtain a semantic foundation for heterogeneous specification, we extend Diaconescu's morphismbased Grothendieck institutions to the case of comorphisms. This is not just a dualization, because we obtain more general results, especially concerning amalgamation properties. We also introdu ..."
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In order to obtain a semantic foundation for heterogeneous specification, we extend Diaconescu's morphismbased Grothendieck institutions to the case of comorphisms. This is not just a dualization, because we obtain more general results, especially concerning amalgamation properties. We also introduce a proof calculus for structured heterogeneous speci cations and study its soundness and completeness (where amalgamation properties play a r^ole for obtaining the latter).
From Total Equational to Partial First Order Logic
, 1998
"... The focus of this chapter is the incremental presentation of partial firstorder logic, seen as a powerful framework where the specification of most data types can be directly represented in the most natural way. Both model theory and logical deduction are described in full detail. Alternatives to pa ..."
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The focus of this chapter is the incremental presentation of partial firstorder logic, seen as a powerful framework where the specification of most data types can be directly represented in the most natural way. Both model theory and logical deduction are described in full detail. Alternatives to partiality, like (variants of) error algebras and ordersortedness are also discussed, showing their uses and limitations. Moreover, both the total and the partial (positive) conditional fragment are investigated in detail, and in particular the existence of initial (free) models for such restricted logical paradigms is proved. Some more powerful algebraic frameworks are sketched at the end. Equational specifications introduced in last chapter, are a powerful tool to represent the most common data types used in programming languages and their semantics. Indeed, Bergstra and Tucker have shown in a series of papers (see [BT87] for a complete exposition of results) that a data type is semicompu...
Integrating HolCasl into the Development Graph Manager
 In A. Armando (Ed.) Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS '02), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, Springer LNAI
"... For the recently developed specification language Casl, there exist two different kinds of proof support: while HOLCasl has its strength in proofs about specifications inthesmall, Maya has been designed for management of proofs in (Casl) specifications inthelarge, within an evolutionary formal ..."
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For the recently developed specification language Casl, there exist two different kinds of proof support: while HOLCasl has its strength in proofs about specifications inthesmall, Maya has been designed for management of proofs in (Casl) specifications inthelarge, within an evolutionary formal software development process involving changes of specifications. In this work, we discuss our integration of HOLCasl and Maya into a powerful system providing tool support for Casl, which will also serve as a basis for the integration of further proof tools.