We define the notions of a canonical inference rule and a canonical constructive system in the framework of strict single-conclusion Gentzen-type systems (or, equivalently, natural deduction systems), and develop a corresponding general non-deterministic Kripke-style semantics. We show that every constructive canonical system induces a class of non-deterministic Kripke-style frames, for which it is strongly sound and complete. This non-deterministic semantics is used to show that such a system always admits a strong form of the cut-elimination theorem, and for providing a decision procedure for such systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnon Avron
    • 1
  • Ori Lahav
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceTel-Aviv UniversityIsrael

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