Piero A. Bonatti, Adriano Peron:
On the undecidability of logics with converse, nominals, recursion and counting.

Artificial Intelligence 158 (1), 75-96, September 2004
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The evolution of description logics (DLs) and propositional dynamic logics produced a hierarchy of decidable logics with multiple maximal elements. It would be desirable to combine different maximal logics into one super-logic, but then inference may turn out to be undecidable. Then it is important to characterize the decidability threshold for these logics. In this perspective, an interesting open question pointed out by Sattler and Vardi [Proc. IJCAR'01, in: Lecture Notes in Artif. Intel., vol. 2083, Springer, 2001, pp. 76-91] is whether inference in a hybrid small mu, Greek-calculus with restricted forms of graded modalities is decidable, and which complexity class it belongs to. In this paper we improve a previous result [Proc. IJCAI'03, Morgan Kaufmann, 2003, pp. 331-336.] and prove that this calculus and the corresponding DL are undecidable. We show also that nested fixpoints are not necessary for undecidability.



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	title = {On the undecidability of logics with converse, nominals, recursion and counting},
	journal = {Artificial Intelligence},
	year = {2004},
	volume = {158},
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