PP-2023-08: Herbrand Schemes for Cyclic Proofs

PP-2023-08: Afshari, Bahareh and Enqvist, Sebastian and Leigh, Graham E. (2023) Herbrand Schemes for Cyclic Proofs. [Pre-print]

[thumbnail of Herbrand_schemes_for_cyclic_proofs.pdf] Text

Download (622kB)


Recent work by Afshari et al. introduce a notion of Herbrand schemes for first-order logic by associating a higher-order recursion scheme to a sequent calculus proof. Calculating the language of associated Herbrand schemes directly yields Herbrand disjunctions. As such, these schemes can be seen as programs extracted from proofs. In this article, this computational interpretation is explored further by removing the restriction of acyclicity from Herbrand schemes which amounts to admitting recursively defined programs. It is shown that the notion of proof corresponding to these generalised Herbrand schemes is cyclic proofs, considered here in the context of classical theories of inductively defined predicates. In particular, for proofs with end sequents of a form generalising the notion of Σ1-sequents in the first-order setting, Herbrand schemes extract Herbrand expansions from cyclic proofs via a simulation of non-wellfounded cut elimination.

Item Type: Pre-print
Report Nr: PP-2023-08
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Proof Theory Fixed Point Logic Cyclic Proofs Inductive Definitions Herbrand Theorem
Subjects: Computation
Depositing User: dr Bahareh Afshari
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2024 11:33
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 11:33
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/2292

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item