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Twenty-First Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2006)

Paper: PSPACE reasoning for coalgebraic modal logic (at LICS 2006)

Authors: Lutz Schröder Dirk Pattinson


For lack of general algorithmic methods that apply to wide classes of logics, establishing a complexity bound for a given modal logic is often a laborious task. The present work is a step towards a general theory of the complexity of modal logics. Our main result is that all rank-1 logics enjoy a shallow model property and thus are, under mild assumptions on the format of their axiomatization, in PSPACE. This leads not only to a unified derivation of (known) tight PSPACE-bounds for a number of logics including K, coalition logic, and graded modal logic (and to a new algorithm in the latter case), but also to a previously unknown tight PSPACE-bound for probabilistic modal logic, with rational probabilities coded in binary. This generality is made possible by a coalgebraic semantics, which conveniently abstracts from the details of a given model class and thus allows covering a broad range of logics in a uniform way.


    author = 	 {Lutz Schröder and Dirk Pattinson},
    title = 	 {PSPACE reasoning for coalgebraic modal logic},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2006)},
    year =	 {2006},
    month =	 {August}, 
    pages =      {231--240},
    location =   {Seattle, Washington, USA}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}

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