The novel notion of importing logics is introduced, subsuming as special cases several kinds of asymmetric combination mechanisms, like temporalization [8, 9], modalization  and exogenous enrichment [13, 5, 12, 4, 1]. The graph-theoretic approach proposed in  is used, but formulas are identified with irreducible paths in the signature multi-graph instead of equivalence classes of such paths, facilitating proofs involving inductions on formulas. Importing is proved to be strongly conservative. Conservative results follow as corollaries for temporalization, modalization and exogenous enrichment.
KeywordsCombined logics Importing logics Temporalization Modalization Exogenous enrichment
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