Modal Logics with Hard Diamond-Free Fragments


We investigate the complexity of modal satisfiability for certain combinations of modal logics. In particular we examine four examples of multimodal logics with dependencies and demonstrate that even if we restrict our inputs to diamond-free formulas (in negation normal form), these logics still have a high complexity. This result illustrates that having D as one or more of the combined logics, as well as the interdependencies among logics can be important sources of complexity even in the absence of diamonds and even when at the same time in our formulas we allow only one propositional variable. We then further investigate and characterize the complexity of the diamond-free, 1-variable fragments of multimodal logics in a general setting.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27683-0_1

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@inproceedings{Achilleos2016ModalLW, title={Modal Logics with Hard Diamond-Free Fragments}, author={Antonis Achilleos}, booktitle={LFCS}, year={2016} }