Weber, Matthias - An extended type system with lambda-typed lambda-expressions

lmcs:4409 - Logical Methods in Computer Science, December 1, 2020, Volume 16, Issue 4 - https://doi.org/10.23638/LMCS-16(4:12)2020
An extended type system with lambda-typed lambda-expressions

Authors: Weber, Matthias

We present the system $\mathtt{d}$, an extended type system with lambda-typed lambda-expressions. It is related to type systems originating from the Automath project. $\mathtt{d}$ extends existing lambda-typed systems by an existential abstraction operator as well as propositional operators. $\beta$-reduction is extended to also normalize negated expressions using a subset of the laws of classical negation, hence $\mathtt{d}$ is normalizing both proofs and formulas which are handled uniformly as functional expressions. $\mathtt{d}$ is using a reflexive type axiom for a constant $\tau$ to which no function can be typed. Some properties are shown including confluence, subject reduction, uniqueness of types, strong normalization, and consistency. We illustrate how, when using $\mathtt{d}$, due to its limited logical strength, additional axioms must be added both for negation and for the mathematical structures whose deductions are to be formalized.


Volume: Volume 16, Issue 4
Published on: December 1, 2020
Submitted on: March 28, 2018
Keywords: Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science


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