Finite and Algorithmic Model Theory

Finite and Algorithmic Model Theory

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Intended for researchers and graduate students in theoretical computer science and mathematical logic, this volume contains accessible surveys by leading researchers from areas of current work in logical aspects of computer science, where both finite and infinite model-theoretic methods play an important role. Notably, the articles in this collection emphasize points of contact and connections between finite and infinite model theory in computer science that may suggest new directions for interaction. Among the topics discussed are: algorithmic model theory, descriptive complexity theory, finite model theory, finite variable logic, model checking, model theory for restricted classes of finite structures, and spatial databases. The chapters all include extensive bibliographies facilitating deeper exploration of the literature and further more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 356 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 55 b/w illus.
  • 1139118609
  • 9781139118606

About Javier Esparza

Javier Esparza has held the Chair for Foundations of Software Reliability and Theoretical Computer Science at the Technische Universitat Munchen since 2007. Christian Michaux has held the Chair of Mathematical Logic at the University of Mons (UMONS, formerly Universite de Mons-Hainaut) since 2000. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Charles Steinhorn is Professor of Mathematics at Vassar College, where he has served as Chair of the Mathematics Department and Associate Dean of the more

Table of contents

Preface Javier Esparza, Christian Michaux and Charles Steinhorn; Automata-based presentations of infinite structures Vince Barany, Erich Gradel and Sasha Rubin; Logical aspects of spatial databases Bart Kuijpers and Jan Van den Bussche; Some connections between finite and infinite model theory Vera Koponen; Algorithmic meta-theorems Stephan Kreutzer; Definability in classes of finite structures H. Dugald Macpherson and Charles Steinhorn; Model theoretic methods for fragments of FO and special classes of (finite) structures Martin more

Review quote

"Researchers will find the book useful for referring to theorems on finite model theory. For building models of complicated problems, the book provides a good foundation." Maulik A. Dave, Computing Reviewsshow more