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Logic Programming with Focusing Proofs in Linear Logic
 Journal of Logic and Computation
, 1992
"... The deep symmetry of Linear Logic [18] makes it suitable for providing abstract models of computation, free from implementation details which are, by nature, oriented and non symmetrical. I propose here one such model, in the area of Logic Programming, where the basic computational principle is C ..."
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The deep symmetry of Linear Logic [18] makes it suitable for providing abstract models of computation, free from implementation details which are, by nature, oriented and non symmetrical. I propose here one such model, in the area of Logic Programming, where the basic computational principle is Computation = Proof search.
Decision Problems for Propositional Linear Logic
, 1990
"... Linear logic, introduced by Girard, is a refinement of classical logic with a natural, intrinsic accounting of resources. We show that unlike most other propositional (quantifierfree) logics, full propositional linear logic is undecidable. Further, we prove that without the modal storage operator, ..."
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Linear logic, introduced by Girard, is a refinement of classical logic with a natural, intrinsic accounting of resources. We show that unlike most other propositional (quantifierfree) logics, full propositional linear logic is undecidable. Further, we prove that without the modal storage operator, which indicates unboundedness of resources, the decision problem becomes pspacecomplete. We also establish membership in np for the multiplicative fragment, npcompleteness for the multiplicative fragment extended with unrestricted weakening, and undecidability for certain fragments of noncommutative propositional linear logic. 1 Introduction Linear logic, introduced by Girard [14, 18, 17], is a refinement of classical logic which may be derived from a Gentzenstyle sequent calculus axiomatization of classical logic in three steps. The resulting sequent system Lincoln@CS.Stanford.EDU Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, and the Computer Science Labo...
Multiset Rewriting and the Complexity of Bounded Security Protocols
 Journal of Computer Security
, 2002
"... We formalize the DolevYao model of security protocols, using a notation based on multiset rewriting with existentials. The goals are to provide a simple formal notation for describing security protocols, to formalize the assumptions of the DolevYao model using this notation, and to analyze the ..."
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We formalize the DolevYao model of security protocols, using a notation based on multiset rewriting with existentials. The goals are to provide a simple formal notation for describing security protocols, to formalize the assumptions of the DolevYao model using this notation, and to analyze the complexity of the secrecy problem under various restrictions. We prove that, even for the case where we restrict the size of messages and the depth of message encryption, the secrecy problem is undecidable for the case of an unrestricted number of protocol roles and an unbounded number of new nonces. We also identify several decidable classes, including a dexpcomplete class when the number of nonces is restricted, and an npcomplete class when both the number of nonces and the number of roles is restricted. We point out a remaining open complexity problem, and discuss the implications these results have on the general topic of protocol analysis.
A Brief Guide to Linear Logic
, 1993
"... An overview of linear logic is given, including an extensive bibliography and a simple example of the close relationship between linear logic and computation. ..."
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An overview of linear logic is given, including an extensive bibliography and a simple example of the close relationship between linear logic and computation.
Asynchronous Communication Model Based on Linear Logic
 Formal Aspects of Computing
, 1995
"... We propose a new framework called ACL for concurrent computation based on linear logic. ACL is a kind of linear logic programming framework, where its operational semantics is described in terms of proof construction in linear logic. We also give a modeltheoretic semantics as a natural extension of ..."
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We propose a new framework called ACL for concurrent computation based on linear logic. ACL is a kind of linear logic programming framework, where its operational semantics is described in terms of proof construction in linear logic. We also give a modeltheoretic semantics as a natural extension of phase semantics, a model of linear logic. Our framework well captures concurrent computation based on asynchronous communication. It will, therefore, provide us with a new insight into other models of concurrent computation from a logical point of view. We also expect ACL to become a formal framework for verification, reasoning, and transformation of concurrent programs by the use of techniques for traditional logic programming. ACL's attractive features for concurrent programming paradigms are also discussed. 1 Introduction For future massively parallel processing environments, concurrent programming languages based on asynchronous communication would become more and more important. Due ...
A Concurrent Logical Framework II: Examples and Applications
, 2002
"... CLF is a new logical framework with an intrinsic notion of concurrency. It is designed as a conservative extension of the linear logical framework LLF with the synchronous connectives # of intuitionistic linear logic, encapsulated in a monad. LLF is itself a conservative extension of LF with the ..."
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CLF is a new logical framework with an intrinsic notion of concurrency. It is designed as a conservative extension of the linear logical framework LLF with the synchronous connectives # of intuitionistic linear logic, encapsulated in a monad. LLF is itself a conservative extension of LF with the asynchronous connectives #.
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...
A Logical View of Composition
 THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 1993
"... We define two logics of safety specifications for reactive systems. The logics provide a setting for the study of composition rules. The two logics arise naturally from extant specification approaches; one of the logics is intuitionistic, while the other one is linear. ..."
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We define two logics of safety specifications for reactive systems. The logics provide a setting for the study of composition rules. The two logics arise naturally from extant specification approaches; one of the logics is intuitionistic, while the other one is linear.
Petri Nets as Models of Linear Logic
 Proceedings of Colloquium on Trees in Algebra and Programming
, 1990
"... The chief purpose of this paper is to appraise the feasibility of Girard's linear logic as a specification language for parallel processes. To this end we propose an interpretation of linear logic in Petri nets, with respect to which we investigate the expressive power of the logic. 1 Introducti ..."
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The chief purpose of this paper is to appraise the feasibility of Girard's linear logic as a specification language for parallel processes. To this end we propose an interpretation of linear logic in Petri nets, with respect to which we investigate the expressive power of the logic. 1 Introduction Girard's linear logic has sparked off a great deal of interest in how it might be useful in the theory of parallelism, not least because of Girard's initial claims for it [Gir87]. Linear logic has been described as a "resource conscious" logic by Mart'iOliet and Meseguer [MOM89]; in its proofs occurrences of propositions cannot be used more than once or disappear unless they are explicitly created or used up by the rules of inference. People were not long in spotting a relationship with Petri nets where there are similar ideas. Places in a Petri net hold to certain nonnegative multiplicities forming a multiset of places, traditionally called a marking; as transitions occur, multipliciti...
A Concurrent Logical Framework: The Propositional Fragment
, 2003
"... We present the propositional fragment CLF0 of the Concurrent Logical Framework (CLF). CLF extends the Linear Logical Framework to allow the natural representation of concurrent computations in an object language. The underlying type theory uses monadic types to segregate values from computations ..."
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We present the propositional fragment CLF0 of the Concurrent Logical Framework (CLF). CLF extends the Linear Logical Framework to allow the natural representation of concurrent computations in an object language. The underlying type theory uses monadic types to segregate values from computations. This separation leads to a tractable notion of definitional equality that identifies computations di#ering only in the order of execution of independent steps. From a logical point of view our type theory can be seen as a novel combination of lax logic and dual intuitionistic linear logic. An encoding of a small Petri net exemplifies the representation methodology, which can be summarized as "concurrent computations as monadic expressions ".