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Modular Construction of Complete Coalgebraic Logics

Cirstea, C and Pattinson, D (2007) Modular Construction of Complete Coalgebraic Logics Theoretical Computer Science, 388, pp. 83-108.

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We present a modular approach to defining logics for a wide variety of state-based systems. The systems are modelled by coalgebras, and we use modal logics to specify their observable properties. We show that the syntax, semantics and proof systems associated to such logics can all be derived in a modular fashion. Moreover, we show that the logics thus obtained inherit soundness, completeness and expressiveness properties from their building blocks. We apply these techniques to derive sound, complete and expressive logics for a wide variety of probabilistic systems, for which no complete axiomatisation has been obtained so far.

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Published date: 2007
Keywords: Coalgebra, Modal Logic, Completeness, Probabilistic automata, Modularity
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 262612
ISSN: 0304-3975
PURE UUID: ef50043b-e215-469a-b3b5-75a687cca279

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Date deposited: 19 May 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:49

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Author: C Cirstea
Author: D Pattinson

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