Bruscoli, P., Guglielmi, A., Gundersen, T. and Parigot, M., 2010. A quasipolynomial cut-elimination procedure in deep inference via atomic flows and threshold formulae. In: Clarke, E. M. and Voronkov, A., eds. Logic for programming, artificial intelligence, and reasoning: 16th International Conference, LPAR-16, Dakar, Senegal, April 25–May 1, 2010, revised selected papers. Berlin: Springer, pp. 136-153. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 6355)
Jeřábek showed in 2008 that cuts in propositional-logic deep-inference proofs can be eliminated in quasipolynomial time. The proof is an indirect one relying on a result of Atserias, Galesi and Pudlák about monotone sequent calculus and a correspondence between this system and cut-free deep-inference proofs. In this paper we give a direct proof of Jeřábek’s result: we give a quasipolynomial-time cut-elimination procedure in propositional-logic deep inference. The main new ingredient is the use of a computational trace of deep-inference proofs called atomic flows, which are both very simple (they trace only structural rules and forget logical rules) and strong enough to faithfully represent the cut-elimination.
|Item Type ||Book Sections|
|Creators||Bruscoli, P., Guglielmi, A., Gundersen, T. and Parigot, M.|
|Editors||Clarke, E. M.and Voronkov, A.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Publisher Statement||QPNDI.pdf: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
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