Item description for Institution-independent Model Theory (Studies in Universal Logic) by Razvan Diaconescu...
A model theory that is independent of any concrete logical system allows a general handling of a large variety of logics. This generality can be achieved by applying the theory of institutions that provides a precise mathematical formulation for the intuitive concept of a logical system. Especially in computer science, where the development of a huge number of specification logics is observable, institution-independent model theory simplifies and sometimes even enables a concise model-theoretic analysis of the system. Besides incorporating important methods and concepts from conventional model theory, the proposed top-down methodology allows for a structurally clean understanding of model-theoretic phenomena. As a consequence, results from conventional concrete model theory can be understood more easily, and sometimes even new results are obtained.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 23, 2008
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764387076 ISBN13 9783764387075
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More About Razvan Diaconescu
Diaconescu is of Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.