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Exact bounds for lengths of reductions in typed λ-calculus

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 March 2014

Arnold Beckmann*
Affiliation:
Institut für Mathematische Logik, und Grundlagenforschung, Der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Einsteinstr. 62, D-48149 Münster, Germany, E-mail: Arnold.Beckmann@math.uni-muenster.de

Abstract

We determine the exact bounds for the length of an arbitrary reduction sequence of a term in the typed λ-calculus with β-, ξ- and η-conversion. There will be two essentially different classifications, one depending on the height and the degree of the term and the other depending on the length and the degree of the term.

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Copyright © Association for Symbolic Logic 2001

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