On a decidable generalized quantifier logic corresponding to a decidable fragment of first-order logic

Van Lambalgen (1990) proposed a translation from a language containing a generalized quantifierQ into a first-order language enriched with a family of predicatesR i, for every arityi (or an infinitary predicateR) which takesQxg(x, y1,..., yn) to x(R(x, y1,..., y1) (x,y1,...,yn)) (y 1,...,yn are precisely the free variables ofQx). The logic ofQ (without ordinary quantifiers) corresponds therefore to the fragment of first-order logic which contains only specially restricted quantification. We prove that it is decidable using the method of analytic tableaux. Related results were obtained by Andréka and Németi (1994) using the methods of algebraic logic
Keywords generalized quantifiers  restricted quantification  analytic tableaux  decidability
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DOI 10.1007/BF01049411
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