# Conservative Extensions in Modal Logics

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# Conservative Extensions in Modal Logics

##### S. GhilardiS. Ghilardi, Carsten LutzCarsten Lutz, Frank WolterFrank Wolter, M. ZakharyaschevM. Zakharyaschev

S. Ghilardi, Carsten Lutz, Frank Wolter, M. Zakharyaschev

In Guido Governatori and Ian Hodkinson and Yde Venema, eds.,

**Conservative Extensions in Modal Logics**In Guido Governatori and Ian Hodkinson and Yde Venema, eds.,

*Advances in Modal Logics Volume 6*, 187-207, 2006. College Publications**Kurzfassung****Abstract**

Every modal logic L gives rise to the consequence relation that relates formulas phi and psi iff psi is true in a world of an L-model whenever phi is true in that world. We consider the following algorithmic problem for L. Given two modal formulas phi1 and phi2, decide whether their conjunction is a conservative extension of phi1 in the sense that whenever psi is a consequence of the conjunction of phi1 and phi2 and psi does not contain propositional variables not occurring in phi1, then psi is already a consequence of phi1.. We first prove that the conservativeness problem is co-NExpTime-hard for all modal logics of unbounded width (which have rooted frames with more than N successors of the root, for any N smaller than omega. Then we show that this problem is (i) co-NExpTime-complete for S5 and K, (ii) in ExpSpace for S4 and (iii) ExpSpace-complete for GL.3 (the logic of finite strict linear orders). The proofs for S5 and K use the fact that these logics have uniform interpolants of exponential size.**Forschungsgruppe:****Research Group:**Automatentheorie

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author = {S. {Ghilardi} and C. {Lutz} and F. {Wolter} and M. {Zakharyaschev}},
booktitle = {Advances in Modal Logics Volume 6},
editor = {Guido {Governatori} and Ian {Hodkinson} and Yde {Venema}},
pages = {187--207},
publisher = {College Publications},
title = {Conservative Extensions in Modal Logics},
year = {2006},
}
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