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Semantic Models for a Logic of Partial Functions

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Cliff Jones, Matthew Lovert

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Abstract

The Logic of Partial Functions (LPF) is used to reason about propositions that include terms that can fail to denote values. This paper provides semantics for LPF. A Structural Operational Semantics (SOS) provides an intuitive introduction; this is followed by a denotational semantics where the space of denotations is relations which provide an intuitive model of undefined terms. Finally, we illustrate how the denotational semantics can be used as a basis for proofs about propositions that include terms that can fail to denote.


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Author(s): Jones CB, Lovert M

Publication type: Report

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2010

Pages: 27

Source Publication Date: September 2010

Report Number: 1220

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne


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