A graphical representation of relational formulae with complementation∗

Domenico Cantone; Andrea Formisano; Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo; Eugenio Giovanni Omodeo

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications (2012)

  • Volume: 46, Issue: 2, page 261-289
  • ISSN: 0988-3754

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We study translations of dyadic first-order sentences into equalities between relational expressions. The proposed translation techniques (which work also in the converse direction) exploit a graphical representation of formulae in a hybrid of the two formalisms. A major enhancement relative to previous work is that we can cope with the relational complement construct and with the negation connective. Complementation is handled by adopting a Smullyan-like uniform notation to classify and decompose relational expressions; negation is treated by means of a generalized graph-representation of formulae in ℒ+, and through a series of graph-transformation rules which reflect the meaning of connectives and quantifiers.

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Cantone, Domenico, et al. "A graphical representation of relational formulae with complementation∗." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 46.2 (2012): 261-289. <http://eudml.org/doc/222034>.

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