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Classical BI: Its semantics and proof theory

Brotherston, J; Calcagno, C; (2010) Classical BI: Its semantics and proof theory. Logical Methods in Computer Science , 6 (3) pp. 1-42. 10.2168/LMCS-6(3:3)2010. Gold open access


We present Classical BI (CBI), a new addition to the family of bunched logics which originates in O'Hearn and Pym's logic of bunched implications BI. CBI differs from existing bunched logics in that its multiplicative connectives behave classically rather than intuitionistically (including in particular a multiplicative version of classical negation). At the semantic level, CBI-formulas have the normal bunched logic reading as declarative statements about resources, but its resource models necessarily feature more structure than those for other bunched logics; principally, they satisfy the requirement that every resource has a unique dual. At the proof-theoretic level, a very natural formalism for CBI is provided by a display calculus à la Belnap, which can be seen as a generalisation of the bunched sequent calculus for BI. In this paper we formulate the aforementioned model theory and proof theory for CBI, and prove some fundamental results about the logic, most notably completeness of the proof theory with respect to the semantics. © J. Brotherston and C. Calcagno.

Type: Article
Title: Classical BI: Its semantics and proof theory
Open access status: An open access publication
DOI: 10.2168/LMCS-6(3:3)2010
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1353148
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