Filter Models: Non-idempotent Intersection Types, Orthogonality and Polymorphism

Alexis Bernadet & StéPhane Lengrand
This paper revisits models of typed lambda calculus based on filters of intersection types: By using non-idempotent intersections, we simplify a methodology that produces modular proofs of strong normalisation based on filter models. Building such a model for some type theory shows that typed terms can be typed with intersections only, and are therefore strongly normalising. Non-idempotent intersections provide a decreasing measure proving a key termination property, simpler than the reducibility techniques used with idempotent...