## 141 Citations

### Why are Modal Logics so Robustly Decidable?

- Computer ScienceBull. EATCS
- 1999

The question to identify the main reasons for the robust decidabil-ity properties of modal logics is discussed in the light of recent research on guarded fragments of rst-order logic and xed point logic.

### On the Restraining Power of Guards

- Mathematics, Computer ScienceJournal of Symbolic Logic
- 1999

It is proved that the satisfiability problems for the guarded fragment and the loosely guarded fragment of first-order logic are complete for deterministic double exponential time and that some natural, modest extensions of the guarded fragments are undecidable.

### On the Complexity of Hybrid Logics with Binders

- Computer Science, PhilosophyCSL
- 2005

This work isolates large fragments of HL(@, ↓ ) for which satisfiability is decidable and model checking is below PSpace, and examines their applications to first-order logic.

### Undecidability of first-order intuitionistic and modal logics with two variables

- Philosophy, MathematicsBull. Symb. Log.
- 2005

For many quantified modal logics, including those in the standard nomenclature above, even the monadic two-variable fragments turn out to be undecidable.

### Model-theoretic characterisations of description logics

- Computer ScienceArXiv
- 2012

This thesis presents model theoretic properties, which characterise these logics as fragments of the first order logic (FO), which determine the minimal globally bisimulation companion w.r.t. ALCQO-bisimulation and introduce the L1-to-L2-rewritability problem for TBoxes, where L1 and L2 are (description) logics.

### First-order logic with self-reference

- PhilosophyArXiv
- 2022

We consider an extension of ﬁrst-order logic with a recursion operator that corresponds to allowing formulas to refer to themselves. We investigate the obtained language under two diﬀerent systems of…

### Computational Aspects of Dependence Logic

- Mathematics, Computer ScienceArXiv
- 2012

It is proved that satisfiability for two-variable dependence logic is NEXP-complete, whereas for two -variable independence-friendly logic it is undecidable; and this is used to prove that the latter is also more expressive than the former.

### Decidability Issues for Two-Variable Logics with Several Linear Orders

- MathematicsCSL
- 2011

It is shown that the satisfiability and the finite satisfiability problems for two-variable logic, FO2, over the class of structures with three linear orders, are undecidable and that GF2 with an arbitrary number of linear orders which can be used only as guards becomes decidable if except linear orders only unary relations are allowed.

### Approaches to Finite Variable Dependence: Expressiveness and Computational Complexity

- Mathematics
- 2014

In this thesis we study computational aspects, expressive power and modeltheoretic properties of fragments of various logics that are suitable for modeling diverse forms of variable dependence. In…

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### On the Restraining Power of Guards

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It is proved that the satisfiability problems for the guarded fragment and the loosely guarded fragment of first-order logic are complete for deterministic double exponential time and that some natural, modest extensions of the guarded fragments are undecidable.

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