Polarized linear logic
Polarized linear logic (LLP) is a logic close to plain linear logic in which structural rules, usually restricted to -formulas, have been extended to the whole class of so called negative formulae.
LLP relies on the notion of polarization, that is, it discriminates between two types of formulae, negative (noted M,N...) vs. positive (P,Q...). They are mutually defined as follows:
The dual operation extended to propositions exchanges the roles of connectors and reverses the polarity of formulae.
They are several design choices for the structure of sequents. In particular, LLP proofs are focalized, i.e. they contain at most one positive formula. We choose to represent this explicitly using sequents of the form , where Γ is a multiset of negative formulae, and Δ is a stoup that contains at most one positive formula (though it may be empty).