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Title:Elements of Finite Model Theory
Authors: Leonid Libkin
Date: 2004
Publication Title:Elements of Finite Model Theory
Publication Type:Authored Book Publication Status:Published
Page Nos:315
The book is an introduction to finite model theory that stresses computer science origins of the area. In addition to presenting the main techniques for analyzing logics over finite models, the book deals extensively with applications in databases, complexity theory, and formal languages, as well as other branches of computer science. It covers Ehrenfeucht-Frass games, locality-based techniques, complexity analysis of logics, including the basics of descriptive complexity, second-order logic and its fragments, connections with finite automata, fixed point logics, finite variable logics, zero-one laws, embedded finite models, and gives a brief tour of recently discovered applications of finite model theory.
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author = { Leonid Libkin },
title = {Elements of Finite Model Theory},
publisher = {Springer},
year = 2004,
pages = {315},
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