## Semantic Principles in the . . . (2001)

### BibTeX

@MISC{Pattinson01semanticprinciples,

author = {Dirk Pattinson},

title = {Semantic Principles in the . . . },

year = {2001}

}

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### Abstract

Coalgebras for a functor on the category of sets subsume many formulations of the notion of transition system, including labelled transition systems, Kripke models, Kripke frames and many types of automata. This paper presents a multimodal language which is bisimulation invariant and (under a natural completeness condition) expressive enough to characterise elements of the underlying state space up to bisimulation. Like Moss' coalgebraic logic, the theory can be applied to an arbitrary signature functor on the category of sets. Also, an upper bound for the size of conjunctions and disjunctions needed to obtain characteristic formulas is given.