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The propositional logic of elementary tasks. (English) Zbl 1015.03027
Summary: The paper introduces a semantics for the language of propositional additive-multiplicative linear logic. It understands formulas as tasks that are to be accomplished by an agent (machine, robot) working as a slave for its master (user, environment). This semantics can claim to be a formalization of the resource philosophy associated with linear logic when resources are understood as agents accomplishing tasks. I axiomatically define a decidable logic TSKp and prove its soundness and completeness with respect to the task semantics in the following intuitive sense: \(\mathbf{TSKp}\vdash \alpha\) iff \(\alpha\) can be accomplished by an agent who has nothing but its intelligence (that is, no physical resources or external sources of information) for accomplishing tasks.

MSC:
03B47 Substructural logics (including relevance, entailment, linear logic, Lambek calculus, BCK and BCI logics)
03B70 Logic in computer science
68T27 Logic in artificial intelligence
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