Eighteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2003)

Paper: About Translations of Classical Logic into Polarized Linear Logic (at LICS 2003)

Authors: Olivier Laurent Laurent Regnier


We show that the decomposition of Intuitionistic Logic into Linear Logic along the equation A \rightarrow B = !A \multimap B may be adapted into a decomposition of classical logic into LLP, the polarized version of Linear Logic. Firstly we build a categorical model of classical logic (a Control Category) from a categorical model of Linear Logic by a construction similar to the co-Kleisli category. Secondly we analyse two standard Continuation-Passing Style (CPS) translations, the Plotkin and the Krivine’s translations, which are shown to correspond to two embeddings of LLP into LL.


    author = 	 {Olivier Laurent and Laurent Regnier},
    title = 	 {About Translations of Classical Logic into Polarized Linear Logic},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual IEEE Symp. on Logic in Computer Science, {LICS} 2003},
    year =	 2003,
    editor =	 {Phokion G. Kolaitis},
    month =	 {June}, 
    pages =      {11--20},
    location =   {Ottawa, Canada}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}