## Proof Search in Constructive Logics (1998)

Venue: | In Sets and proofs |

Citations: | 7 - 2 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Dyckhoff98proofsearch,

author = {Roy Dyckhoff and Luís Pinto},

title = {Proof Search in Constructive Logics},

booktitle = {In Sets and proofs},

year = {1998},

pages = {53--65},

publisher = {Cambridge University Press}

}

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### Abstract

We present an overview of some sequent calculi organised not for "theorem-proving" but for proof search, where the proofs themselves (and the avoidance of known proofs on backtracking) are objects of interest. The main calculus discussed is that of Herbelin [1994] for intuitionistic logic, which extends methods used in hereditary Harrop logic programming; we give a brief discussion of some similar calculi for other logics. We also point to some related work on permutations in intuitionistic Gentzen sequent calculi that clarifies the relationship between such calculi and natural deduction. 1 Introduction It is widely held that ordinary logic programming is based on classical logic, with a Tarski-style semantics (answering questions "What judgments are provable?") rather than a Heyting-style semantics (answering questions like "What are the proofs, if any, of each judgment?"). If one adopts the latter style (equivalently, the BHK interpretation: see [35] for details) by regardi...