Introducing Institutions

@inproceedings{Goguen1983IntroducingI,
  title={Introducing Institutions},
  author={Joseph A. Goguen and Rod M. Burstall},
  booktitle={Logic of Programs},
  year={1983}
}
There is a population explosion among the logical systems being used in computer science. Examples include first order logic (with and without equality), equational logic, Horn clause logic, second order logic, higher order logic, infinitary logic, dynamic logic, process logic, temporal logic, and modal logic; moreover ~, there is a tendency for each theorem prover to have its own idiosyncratic logical system. Yet it is usual to give many of the same results and applications for each logical… CONTINUE READING
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