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Modal logics are coalgebraic

Cirstea, Corina, Kurz, Alexander, Pattinson, Dirk, Schröder, Lutz and Venema, Yde, Sassone, Vladimiro(ed.) (2011) Modal logics are coalgebraic The Computer Journal, 54, (1), pp. 31-41. (doi:10.1093/comjnl/bxp004).

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Applications of modal logics are abundant in computer science, and a large number of structurally different modal logics have been successfully employed in a diverse spectrum of application contexts. Coalgebraic semantics, on the other hand, provides a uniform and encompassing view on the large variety of specific logics used in particular domains. The coalgebraic approach is generic and compositional: tools and techniques simultaneously apply to a large class of application areas and can moreover be combined in a modular way. In particular, this facilitates a pick-and-choose approach to domain specific formalisms, applicable across the entire scope of application areas, leading to generic software tools that are easier to design, to implement, and to maintain. This paper substantiates the authors' firm belief that the systematic exploitation of the coalgebraic nature of modal logic will not only have impact on the field of modal logic itself but also lead to significant progress in a number of areas within computer science, such as knowledge representation and concurrency/mobility.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 21 February 2009
Published date: January 2011
Keywords: modal logic, coalgebra, knowledge representation, concurrency, compositionality, automata theory
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems


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Date deposited: 27 Feb 2009 16:17
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:08

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Author: Corina Cirstea
Author: Alexander Kurz
Author: Dirk Pattinson
Author: Lutz Schröder
Author: Yde Venema
Editor: Vladimiro Sassone

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