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Expressivity of coalgebraic modal logic: The limits and beyond
 IN FOUNDATIONS OF SOFTWARE SCIENCE AND COMPUTATION STRUCTURES, VOLUME 3441 OF LNCS
, 2005
"... Modal logic has a good claim to being the logic of choice for describing the reactive behaviour of systems modeled as coalgebras. Logics with modal operators obtained from socalled predicate liftings have been shown to be invariant under behavioral equivalence. Expressivity results stating that, c ..."
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Modal logic has a good claim to being the logic of choice for describing the reactive behaviour of systems modeled as coalgebras. Logics with modal operators obtained from socalled predicate liftings have been shown to be invariant under behavioral equivalence. Expressivity results stating that, conversely, logically indistinguishable states are behaviorally equivalent depend on the existence of separating sets of predicate liftings for the signature functor at hand. Here, we provide a classification result for predicate liftings which leads to an easy criterion for the existence of such separating sets, and we give simple examples of functors that fail to admit expressive normal or monotone modal logics, respectively, or in fact an expressive (unary) modal logic at all. We then move on to polyadic modal logic, where modal operators may take more than one argument formula. We show that every accessible functor admits an expressive polyadic modal logic. Moreover, expressive polyadic modal logics are, unlike unary modal logics, compositional.
Coalgebraic Symbolic Semantics
"... The operational semantics of interactive systems is usually described by labeled transition systems. Abstract semantics (that is defined in terms of bisimilarity) is characterized by the final morphism in some category of coalgebras. Since the behaviour of interactive systems is for many reasons in ..."
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The operational semantics of interactive systems is usually described by labeled transition systems. Abstract semantics (that is defined in terms of bisimilarity) is characterized by the final morphism in some category of coalgebras. Since the behaviour of interactive systems is for many reasons infinite, symbolic semantics were introduced as a mean to define smaller, possibly finite, transition systems, by employing symbolic actions and avoiding some sources of infiniteness. Unfortunately, symbolic bisimilarity has a different “shape” with respect to ordinary bisimilarity, and thus the standard coalgebraic characterization does not work. In this paper, we introduce its coalgebraic models.
Coalgebraic Modal Logic in COCASL
"... We extend the algebraiccoalgebraic specification language CoCasl by full coalgebraic modal logic based on predicate liftings for functors. This logic is more general than the modal logic previously used in CoCasl and supports the specification of a variety of modal logics, such as graded modal log ..."
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We extend the algebraiccoalgebraic specification language CoCasl by full coalgebraic modal logic based on predicate liftings for functors. This logic is more general than the modal logic previously used in CoCasl and supports the specification of a variety of modal logics, such as graded modal logic, majority logic, and probabilistic modal logic. CoCasl thus becomes a modern modal language that covers a wide range of Kripke and nonKripke semantics of modal logics via the coalgebraic interpretation.
SYMBOLIC AND ASYNCHRONOUS SEMANTICS VIA NORMALIZED COALGEBRAS ∗
, 2010
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