Abstract Sean Moss

Title: The Dialectica interpretation and models of dependent type theory

Gödel devised his Dialectica interpretation to show the relative consistency of
intuitionistic arithmetic. Generalizing the work of de Paiva [1], Hyland [2], and
others, von Glehn showed that there is a model of intensional dependent type
theory whose types are Dialectica propositions [3]. There are several variants of
the original Dialectica which also give rise to models of type theory. Without
assuming any knowledge of the Dialectica interpretations, I will outline how
these models fit into a general framework and what this says about a general
model theory of dependent type theory.

References
[1] Valeria Correa Vaz de Paiva. The Dialectica categories. Technical Report
UCAM-CL-TR-213, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, January 1991.
[2] J. M. E. Hyland. Proof theory in the abstract. Ann. Pure Appl. Logic,
114(1-3):43–78, 2002. Commemorative Symposium Dedicated to Anne S.
Troelstra (Noordwijkerhout, 1999).
[3] Tamara von Glehn. Polynomials and Models of Type Theory. PhD thesis,
University of Cambridge, September 2014.

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