Deep Inference in Bi-intuitionistic Logic

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Deep Inference in Bi-intuitionistic Logic
Bi-intuitionistic logic is the extension of intuitionistic logic with exclusion, a connective dual to implication. Cut-elimination in biintuitionistic logic is complicated due to the interaction between these two connectives, and various extended sequent calculi, including a display calculus, have been proposed to address this problem. In this paper, we present a new extended sequent calculus DBiInt for bi-intuitionistic logic which uses nested sequents and “deep inference”, i.e., inference rules can be applied at any level in the nested sequent. We show that DBiInt can simulate our previous “shallow” sequent calculus LBiInt. In particular, we show that deep inference can simulate the residuation rules in the display-like shallow calculus LBiInt. We also consider proof search and give a simple restriction of DBiInt which allows terminating proof search. Thus our work is another step towards addressing the broader problem of proof search in display logic.
Linda Postniece
Added 25 May 2010
Updated 25 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Linda Postniece
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