The Semantics of Nominal Logic Programs

  • James Cheney
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4079)


Nominal logic programming is a form of logic programming with “concrete” names and binding, based on nominal logic, a theory of α-equivalence founded on swapping and freshness constraints. Previous papers have employed diverse characterizations of the semantics of nominal logic programs, including operational, denotational, and proof-theoretic characterizations; however, the formal properties and relationships among them have not been fully investigated. In this paper we give a uniform and improved presentation of these characterizations and prove appropriate soundness and completeness results. We also give some applications of these results.


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  • James Cheney
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  1. 1.University of Edinburgh 

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