Beyersdorff, O (2010) The Deduction Theorem for Strong Propositional Proof Systems. Theory of Computing Systems, 47 (1). 162 - 178 . ISSN 1432-4350Full text available as:
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This paper focuses on the deduction theorem for propositional logic. We define and investigate different deduction properties and show that the presence of these deduction properties for strong proof systems is powerful enough to characterize the existence of optimal and even polynomially bounded proof systems. We also exhibit a similar, but apparently weaker condition that implies the existence of complete disjoint NPUnknown control sequence '\mathsf' -pairs. In particular, this yields a sufficient condition for the completeness of the canonical pair of Frege systems and provides a general framework for the search for complete NPUnknown control sequence '\mathsf' -pairs.
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|Keywords:||Deduction theorem, Optimal propositional proof systems, Disjoint NP-pairs, Frege systems|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||07 Aug 2012 12:53|
|Last Modified:||04 Jun 2014 21:13|