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Journal of Logic and Computation, Volume 7, Issue 6: December 1997.

Unification through projectivity

S Ghilardi

Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, via Saldini 50, 20133 Milano, Italy. E-mail: ghilardi@vmimat.mat.unimi.it

We introduce an algebraic approach to E-unification, through the notions of finitely presented and projective object. As applications and examples, we determine the unification type of varieties generated by a single finite quasi-primal algebra, of distributive lattices and of some other equational classes of algebras corresponding to fragments of intuitionistic logic.

Key words: E-unification, projective algebras, Brouwerian semilattices.

Pages 733-752

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