Matching typed and untyped readability (Extended abstract)

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Abstract

Realizability interpretations of logics are given by saying what it means for computational objects of some kind to realize, logical formulae. The computational objects in question might be drawn from an untyped universe of computation, such as a partial combinatory algebra, or they might be typed objects such as terms of a PCF-style programming language. In some instances, one can show that a particular untyped realizability interpretation matches a particular typed one, in the sense that they give the same set of realizable formulae. In this case, we have a very good fit indeed between the typed language and the untyped realizability model–we refer to this condition as (constructive) logical full abstraction.,

We give some examples of this situation for a variety of extensions of PCF. Of particular interest are some models that are logically fully abstract for typed languages including non-functional, features. Our results establish connections between what is computable in various programming languages, and what is true inside various realizability toposes. We consider some examples of logical formulae to illustrate these ideas, in particular their application to exact real-number computability.

The present article summarizes the material I presented at the Domains IV workshop, plus a few subsequent developments; it is really an extended abstract for a projected journal paper. No proofs are included in the present version.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-132
Number of pages24
JournalElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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