Temporal non-commutative logic: Expressing time, resource, order and hierarchy

Norihiro Kamide

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2009.007


A first-order temporal non-commutative logic TN[l], which has no structural rules and has some l-bounded linear-time temporal operators, is introduced as a Gentzen-type sequent calculus. The logic TN[l] allows us to provide not only time-dependent, resource-sensitive, ordered, but also hierarchical reasoning. Decidability, cut-elimination and completeness (w.r.t. phase semantics) theorems are shown for TN[l]. An advantage of TN[l] is its decidability, because the standard first-order linear-time temporal logic is undecidable. A correspondence theorem between TN[l] and a resource indexed non-commutative logic RN[l] is also shown. This theorem is intended to state that “time” is regarded as a “resource”.


Keywords: temporal non-commutative logic; cut-elimination; sequent calculus; completeness; decidability

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