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Generalizing Truth-Functionality

Objective

The Fregean-inspired Principle of Compositionality of Meaning (PoC), for formal languages, may be construed as asserting that the meaning of a compound expression is deterministically (and often recursively) analysable in terms of the meaning of its constituents, taking into account the mode in which these constituents are combined so as to form the compound expression. From a logical point of view, this amounts to prescribing a constraint --that may or may not be respected-- on the internal mechanisms that build and give meaning to a given formal system. Within the domain of formal semantics and of the structure of logical derivations, PoC is often directly reflected by metaproperties such as truth-functionality and analyticity, characteristic of computationally well-behaved logical systems.

The project GeTFun aims at being a coordinated exchange programme for the investigation of compositional meaning in logic and applications. The consortium will study various well-motivated ways in which the attractive properties and metaproperties of truth-functional logics may be stretched so as to cover more extensive logical grounds. The ubiquity of non-classical logics in the formalization of practical reasoning demands the formulation of more flexible theories of meaning and compositionality that allow for the establishment of coherent and inclusive bases for their understanding. Such investigations presuppose not only the development of adequate frameworks from the perspectives of Model Theory, Proof Theory and Universal Logic, but also the construction of solid bridges between the related approaches based on various generalizations of truth-functionality. Applications of broadly truth-functional logics, in their various guises, are envisaged in several areas of computer science, mathematics, philosophy and linguistics, where the ever increasing complexity of systems continuously raise new and difficult challenges to compositionality.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
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Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz
Portugal

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Correia (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 58 800

Participants (10)

INSTITUTUL DE MATEMATICA AL ACADEMI EI ROMANE INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS SIMION STOILOW OF THE ROMANIAN ACA DEMY
Romania
EU contribution
€ 6 300
Address
Calea Grivitei 21
010702 Bucurest

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Razvan Diaconescu (Dr.)
Instytut Podstaw Informatyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Poland
EU contribution
€ 4 200
Address
Ul. Jana Kazimierza 5
01-248 Warszawa

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marek Miszewski (Mr.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 20 800
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lea Pais (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 37 400
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agata Ciabattoni (Dr.)
The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo
Israel
EU contribution
€ 8 400
Address
Rabenu Yeruham St 2
61083 Tel-aviv

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ofer Arieli (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 10 500
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Ferreira Batista (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

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Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 200
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giacomina Anna Bruttomesso (Mrs.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 16 800
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tsvia Beker (Ms.)
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 200
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christoph Jochindke