Third Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1988)

Paper: On the arithmetic inexpressiveness of term rewriting systems (at LICS 1988)

Authors: Sergei G. Vorobyov


Unquantified Presburger arithmetic is proved to be nonaxiomatizable by a canonical (i.e. Noetherian and confluent) term-rewriting system, if Boolean connectives are not allowed in the left-hand sides of the rewrite rules. It is conjectured that the same is true if the number of Boolean connectives in left-hand sides of the rules is uniformly bounded by an arbitrary natural number


    author = 	 {Sergei G. Vorobyov},
    title = 	 {On the arithmetic inexpressiveness of term rewriting systems},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Third Annual IEEE Symp. on Logic in Computer Science, {LICS} 1988},
    year =	 1988,
    editor =	 {Yuri Gurevich},
    month =	 {July}, 
    pages =      {212--217},
    location =   {Edinburgh, Scotland, UK}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}