Focusing is a proof-theoretic device to structure proof search in the sequent calculus: it provides a normal form to cut-free proofs in which the application of invertible and non-invertible inference rules is structured in two separate and disjoint phases. Although stemming from proofsearch considerations, focusing has not been thoroughly investigated in actual theorem proving, in particular w.r.t. termination. We present a contraction-free (and hence terminating) focused multisuccedent sequent calculus for propositional intuitionistic logic, which refines the G4ip calculus in the tradition of Vorob’ev, Hudelmeier and Dyckhoff. We prove completeness of the calculus semantically and argue that this offers a viable alternative to other more syntactical means.
|Titolo:||A Semantical Analysis of Focusing and Contraction in Intuitionistic Logic|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
Settore MAT/01 - Logica Matematica
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3233/FI-2015-1253|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|