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Modal Logic

Modal Logic Author Patrick Blackburn
ISBN-10 9781316101957
Release 2002-08-22
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This is an advanced 2001 textbook on modal logic, a field which caught the attention of computer scientists in the late 1970s. Researchers in areas ranging from economics to computational linguistics have since realised its worth. The book is for novices and for more experienced readers, with two distinct tracks clearly signposted at the start of each chapter. The development is mathematical; prior acquaintance with first-order logic and its semantics is assumed, and familiarity with the basic mathematical notions of set theory is required. The authors focus on the use of modal languages as tools to analyze the properties of relational structures, including their algorithmic and algebraic aspects, and applications to issues in logic and computer science such as completeness, computability and complexity are considered. Three appendices supply basic background information and numerous exercises are provided. Ideal for anyone wanting to learn modern modal logic.



Basic Proof Theory

Basic Proof Theory Author A. S. Troelstra
ISBN-10 0521779111
Release 2000-07-27
Pages 417
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Introduction to proof theory and its applications in mathematical logic, theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.



Epistemic Logic for AI and Computer Science

Epistemic Logic for AI and Computer Science Author J.-J. Ch. Meyer
ISBN-10 0521602807
Release 2004-03-25
Pages 372
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A broad introduction to the subject; many exercises with full solutions are provided.



Extensions of First Order Logic

Extensions of First Order Logic Author Maria Manzano
ISBN-10 0521354358
Release 1996-03-29
Pages 388
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This book introduces some extensions of classical first-order logic and applies them to reasoning about computer programs. The extensions considered are: second-order logic, many-sorted logic, w-logic, modal logic type theory and dynamic logic. These have wide applications in various areas of computer science, philosophy, natural language processing and artificial intelligence. Researchers in these areas will find this book a useful introduction and comparative treatment.



Modal Logic

Modal Logic Author Brian F. Chellas
ISBN-10 0521295157
Release 1980
Pages 295
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A textbook on modal logic, intended for readers already acquainted with the elements of formal logic, containing nearly 500 exercises. Brian F. Chellas provides a systematic introduction to the principal ideas and results in contemporary treatments of modality, including theorems on completeness and decidability. Illustrative chapters focus on deontic logic and conditionality. Modality is a rapidly expanding branch of logic, and familiarity with the subject is now regarded as a necessary part of every philosopher's technical equipment. Chellas here offers an up-to-date and reliable guide essential for the student.



Temporal Logics in Computer Science

Temporal Logics in Computer Science Author Stéphane Demri
ISBN-10 9781107028364
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 780
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A comprehensive, modern and technically precise exposition of the theory and main applications of temporal logics in computer science.



Formal Methods in Artificial Intelligence

Formal Methods in Artificial Intelligence Author Allan Ramsay
ISBN-10 0521424216
Release 1991-07-26
Pages 292
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This book covers the background of classical logic, including the major meta-theorems, and the state of the art in theorem proving.



Advanced Topics in Bisimulation and Coinduction

Advanced Topics in Bisimulation and Coinduction Author Davide Sangiorgi
ISBN-10 9781139502900
Release 2011-10-13
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Coinduction is a method for specifying and reasoning about infinite data types and automata with infinite behaviour. In recent years, it has come to play an ever more important role in the theory of computing. It is studied in many disciplines, including process theory and concurrency, modal logic and automata theory. Typically, coinductive proofs demonstrate the equivalence of two objects by constructing a suitable bisimulation relation between them. This collection of surveys is aimed at both researchers and Master's students in computer science and mathematics and deals with various aspects of bisimulation and coinduction, with an emphasis on process theory. Seven chapters cover the following topics: history, algebra and coalgebra, algorithmics, logic, higher-order languages, enhancements of the bisimulation proof method, and probabilities. Exercises are also included to help the reader master new material.



Handbook of Modal Logic

Handbook of Modal Logic Author Patrick Blackburn
ISBN-10 0080466664
Release 2006-11-03
Pages 1260
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The Handbook of Modal Logic contains 20 articles, which collectively introduce contemporary modal logic, survey current research, and indicate the way in which the field is developing. The articles survey the field from a wide variety of perspectives: the underling theory is explored in depth, modern computational approaches are treated, and six major applications areas of modal logic (in Mathematics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Game Theory, and Philosophy) are surveyed. The book contains both well-written expository articles, suitable for beginners approaching the subject for the first time, and advanced articles, which will help those already familiar with the field to deepen their expertise. Please visit: http://people.uleth.ca/~woods/RedSeriesPromo_WP/PubSLPR.html - Compact modal logic reference - Computational approaches fully discussed - Contemporary applications of modal logic covered in depth



Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science

Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science Author Andrea Corradini
ISBN-10 9783642229442
Release 2011-08-27
Pages 420
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science, CALCO 2011, held in Winchester, UK, in August/September 2011. The 21 full papers presented together with 4 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 41 submissions. The papers report results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. They cover topics in the fields of abstract models and logics, specialized models and calculi, algebraic and coalgebraic semantics, and system specification and verification. The book also includes 6 papers from the CALCO-tools Workshop, colocated with CALCO 2011 and dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic principles.



Computer Science Theory and Applications

Computer Science   Theory and Applications Author Volker Diekert
ISBN-10 9783540745099
Release 2007-08-15
Pages 420
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This book features the refereed proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Computer Science in Russia held in September 2007. The 35 papers cover theory track deals with algorithms, protocols, and data structures; complexity and cryptography; formal languages, automata and their applications to computer science; computational models and concepts; proof theory; and applications of logic to computer science. Many applications are presented.



What Logics Mean

What Logics Mean Author James W. Garson
ISBN-10 9781107471009
Release 2013-11-14
Pages 260
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What do the rules of logic say about the meanings of the symbols they govern? In this book, James W. Garson examines the inferential behaviour of logical connectives (such as 'and', 'or', 'not' and 'if ... then'), whose behaviour is defined by strict rules, and proves definitive results concerning exactly what those rules express about connective truth conditions. He explores the ways in which, depending on circumstances, a system of rules may provide no interpretation of a connective at all, or the interpretation we ordinarily expect for it, or an unfamiliar or novel interpretation. He also shows how the novel interpretations thus generated may be used to help analyse philosophical problems such as vagueness and the open future. His book will be valuable for graduates and specialists in logic, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of language.



Modal Logic for Open Minds

Modal Logic for Open Minds Author Johan van Benthem
ISBN-10 NWU:35556040094005
Release 2010
Pages 381
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In this work, the author provides an introduction to the field of modal logic, outlining its major ideas and emploring the numerous ways in which various academic fields have adopted it.



Agreement Technologies

Agreement Technologies Author Sascha Ossowski
ISBN-10 9789400755833
Release 2012-12-20
Pages 648
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More and more transactions, whether in business or related to leisure activities, are mediated automatically by computers and computer networks, and this trend is having a significant impact on the conception and design of new computer applications. The next generation of these applications will be based on software agents to which increasingly complex tasks can be delegated, and which interact with each other in sophisticated ways so as to forge agreements in the interest of their human users. The wide variety of technologies supporting this vision is the subject of this volume. It summarises the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action project on Agreement Technologies (AT), during which approximately 200 researchers from 25 European countries, along with eight institutions from non-COST countries, cooperated as part of a number of working groups. The book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of Agreement Technologies, written and coordinated by the leading researchers in the field. The results set out here are due for wide dissemination beyond the computer technology sector, involving law and social science as well.



Logic in Computer Science

Logic in Computer Science Author Michael Huth
ISBN-10 9781139453059
Release 2004-08-26
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Recent years have seen the development of powerful tools for verifying hardware and software systems, as companies worldwide realise the need for improved means of validating their products. There is increasing demand for training in basic methods in formal reasoning so that students can gain proficiency in logic-based verification methods. The second edition of this successful textbook addresses both those requirements, by continuing to provide a clear introduction to formal reasoning which is both relevant to the needs of modern computer science and rigorous enough for practical application. Improvements to the first edition have been made throughout, with extra and expanded sections on SAT solvers, existential/universal second-order logic, micro-models, programming by contract and total correctness. The coverage of model-checking has been substantially updated. Further exercises have been added. Internet support for the book includes worked solutions for all exercises for teachers, and model solutions to some exercises for students.



Basic Simple Type Theory

Basic Simple Type Theory Author J. Roger Hindley
ISBN-10 0521465184
Release 1997-07-31
Pages 186
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Type theory is one of the most important tools in the design of higher-level programming languages, such as ML. This book introduces and teaches its techniques by focusing on one particularly neat system and studying it in detail. By concentrating on the principles that make the theory work in practice, the author covers all the key ideas without getting involved in the complications of more advanced systems. This book takes a type-assignment approach to type theory, and the system considered is the simplest polymorphic one. The author covers all the basic ideas, including the system's relation to propositional logic, and gives a careful treatment of the type-checking algorithm that lies at the heart of every such system. Also featured are two other interesting algorithms that until now have been buried in inaccessible technical literature. The mathematical presentation is rigorous but clear, making it the first book at this level that can be used as an introduction to type theory for computer scientists.



Software Services and Systems

Software  Services  and Systems Author Rocco De Nicola
ISBN-10 9783319155456
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 694
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This book is dedicated to Professor Martin Wirsing on the occasion of his emeritation from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. The volume is a reflection, with gratitude and admiration, on Professor Wirsing’s life highly creative, remarkably fruitful and intellectually generous life. It also gives a snapshot of the research ideas that in many cases have been deeply influenced by Professor Wirsing’s work. The book consists of six sections. The first section contains personal remembrances and expressions of gratitude from friends of Professor Wirsing. The remaining five sections consist of groups of scientific papers written by colleagues and collaborators of Professor Wirsing, which have been grouped and ordered according to his scientific evolution. More specifically, the papers are concerned with logical and algebraic foundations; algebraic specifications, institutions and rewriting; foundations of software engineering; service oriented systems; and adaptive and autonomic systems.