Por José Espírito Santo (Universidade do Minho).
Abstract: In this seminar, an alternative embedding of IPC into atomic system F will be presented. Its translation of proofs is based, not on instantiation overflow, but instead on the admissibility of the elimination rules for disjunction and absurdity (where these connectives are defined according to the Russell- Prawitz translation). As compared to the embedding based on instantiation overflow, the alternative embedding works equally well at the levels of provability and preservation of proof identity, but it produces shorter derivations and shorter simulations of reduction sequences. Lambda-terms are employed in the technical development so that the algorithmic content is made explicit, both for the alternative and the original embeddings. The investigation of preservation of proof-reduction steps by the alternative embedding enables the analysis of generation of "administrative'' redexes. These are the key, on the one hand, to understand even better the difference between the two embeddings; on the other hand, to understand whether the final word on the embedding of IPC into atomic system F has been said.
(This is joint work with Gilda Ferreira.)
This seminar is supported by National Funding from FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, under the project: UID/MAT/04561/2013.