formal system

The grouping of a formal language and a set of inference rules and/or axioms.

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  • Formal system — In formal logic, a formal system (also called a logical system,Audi, Robert (Editor). The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy . Second edition, Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 978 0521631365 (hardcover) and ISBN 978 0521637220 (paperback).] …   Wikipedia

  • formal system — In logic, a formal language together with a deductive apparatus by which some well formed formulas can be derived from others. Each formal system has a formal language composed of primitive symbols that figure in certain rules of formation… …   Universalium

  • Formal System —    The Problem of Formal Systems in Linguistics    Common to both logical positivism and transformational linguistics is their view of language as mathematics. Both focus on language as a system of primitive or elementary units which can be… …   Historical dictionary of quotations in cognitive science

  • formal system — (or theory) A theory whose sentences are well formed formulae of a logical calculus, and in which axioms or rules governing particular terms correspond to the principles of the theory being formalized. The theory is said to be couched or framed… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • formal systems — formal system …   Philosophy dictionary

  • system — sys•tem [[t]ˈsɪs təm[/t]] n. 1) an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole 2) any assemblage or set of correlated members 3) an ordered and comprehensive assemblage of facts, principles, doctrines, or the… …   From formal English to slang

  • system program — sys′tem (or sys′tems) pro gram n. cmp a program, as an operating system, compiler, or utility program, that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer (disting. from application program). • Etymology: 1955–60 sys′tem pro grammer, n.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Formal interpretation — A formal interpretation [http://books.google.com/books?id=weKqT3ka5g0C pg=PA74 lpg=PA74 dq=%22Formal+interpretation%22+%22formal+language%22 source=web ots=pLN ms7Wi2 sig=P JqwdzOqLcX4nMpP64qmacnkDU hl=en#PPA74,M1 Cann Ronnie, Formal Semantics:… …   Wikipedia

  • formal logic — the branch of logic concerned exclusively with the principles of deductive reasoning and with the form rather than the content of propositions. [1855 60] * * * Introduction       the abstract study of propositions, statements, or assertively used …   Universalium

  • Formal methods — In computer science and software engineering, formal methods are particular kind of mathematically based techniques for the specification, development and verification of software and hardware systems.cite web|author=R. W. Butler|title=What is… …   Wikipedia

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