## Model Expansion and the Expressiveness of FO(ID) and Other Logics

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Kolokolova_modelexpansion,

author = {Antonina Kolokolova and Yongmei Liu and David G. Mitchell and Eugenia Ternovska},

title = {Model Expansion and the Expressiveness of FO(ID) and Other Logics },

year = {}

}

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### Abstract

Model expansion problem is a question of determining, given a formula and a structure for a part of the vocabulary of the formula, whether there is an expansion of this structure that satisfies the formula. Recent development of a problem-solving paradigm based on model expansion by (Mitchell & Ternovska, 2005; Mitchell, Ternovska, Hach, & Mohebali, 2006) posed the question of complexity of this problem for logics used in the paradigm. We discuss the complexity of the model expansion problem for a number of logics, alongside that of satisfiability and model checking. As the task is equivalent to witnessing leading existential second-order quantifiers in a model checking setting, the paper is in large part a survey of this area together with some new results. In particular, we describe the combined and data complexity of model expansion for FO(ID) (Denecker & Ternovska, 2008), as well as guarded and k-guarded logics of (Andréka, van Benthem, & Németi, 1998) and (Gottlob, Leone, & Scarcello, 2001).