Fourteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1999)

Paper: Abstract Syntax and Variable Binding (at LICS 1999)

Authors: Marcelo Fiore Gordon Plotkin Daniele Turi


We develop a theory of abstract syntax with variable binding. To every binding signature we associate a category of models consisting of variable sets endowed with compatible algebra and substitution structures. The syntax generated by the signature is the initial model. This gives a notion of initial algebra semantics encompassing the traditional one; besides compositionality, it automatically verifies the semantic substitution lemma.


    author = 	 {Marcelo Fiore and Gordon Plotkin and Daniele Turi},
    title = 	 {Abstract Syntax and Variable Binding},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual IEEE Symp. on Logic in Computer Science, {LICS} 1999},
    year =	 1999,
    editor =	 {Giuseppe Longo},
    month =	 {July}, 
    pages =      {193--202},
    location =   {Trento, Italy}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}