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Fifteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2000)

Paper: A Modality for Recursion (at LICS 2000)

Authors: Hiroshi Nakano

Abstract

We propose a modal logic that enables us to handle self-referential formulae, including ones with negative self-references, which on one hand, would introduce a logical contradiction, namely Russell's paradox, in the conventional setting, while on the other hand, are necessary to capture a certain class of programs such as fixed point combinators and objects with so-called binary methods in object-oriented programming. Our logic provides a basis for axiomatic semantics of such a wider range of programs and a new framework for natural construction of recursive programs in the proofs-as-programs paradigm.

BibTeX

  @InProceedings{Nakano-AModalityforRecursi,
    author = 	 {Hiroshi Nakano},
    title = 	 {A Modality for Recursion},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2000)},
    year =	 {2000},
    month =	 {June}, 
    pages =      {255--266},
    location =   {Santa Barbara, CA, USA}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}
  }
   

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