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Title Finite model theory and its applications / Erich Grädel [and others]
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xi, 437 pages) : illustrations
Series Texts in Theoretical Computer Science an EATCS Series, 1862-4499
Texts in theoretical computer science. 1862-4499
Contents Unifying Themes in Finite Model Theory -- On the Expressive Power of Logics on Finite Models -- Finite Model Theory and Descriptive Complexity -- Logic and Random Structures -- Embedded Finite Models and Constraint Databases -- A Logical Approach to Constraint Satisfaction -- Local Variations on a Loose Theme: Modal Logic and Decidability
Summary "This book gives a broad overview of central topics of finite model theory - expressive power, descriptive complexity, and zero-one laws - together with selected applications relating to database theory and artificial intelligence, especially, constraint databases and constraint satisfaction problems. The final chapter provides a concise modern introduction to modal logic, emphasizing the continuity in spirit and technique with finite model theory." "Students of logic and computer science will find here the tools necessary to embark on research into finite model theory, and all readers will experience the excitement of a vibrant area of the applications of logic to computer science."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Finite model theory.
Computational complexity.
Constraint databases.
Computational complexity.
Constraint databases.
Finite model theory.
Computational complexity.
Constraint databases.
Finite model theory.
Form Electronic book
Author Grädel, Erich, 1958-
LC no. 2007923182
ISBN 9783540688044