The expressive power of modal logic with inclusion atoms

Lauri Hella
(University of Tampere)
Johanna Stumpf
(TU Darmstadt)

Modal inclusion logic is the extension of basic modal logic with inclusion atoms, and its semantics is defined on Kripke models with teams. A team of a Kripke model is just a subset of its domain. In this paper we give a complete characterisation for the expressive power of modal inclusion logic: a class of Kripke models with teams is definable in modal inclusion logic if and only if it is closed under k-bisimulation for some integer k, it is closed under unions, and it has the empty team property. We also prove that the same expressive power can be obtained by adding a single unary nonemptiness operator to modal logic. Furthermore, we establish an exponential lower bound for the size of the translation from modal inclusion logic to modal logic with the nonemptiness operator.

In Javier Esparza and Enrico Tronci: Proceedings Sixth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics and Formal Verification (GandALF 2015), Genoa, Italy, 21-22nd September 2015, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 193, pp. 129–143.
Published: 23rd September 2015.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.193.10 bibtex PDF
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