# Cirquent calculus in a nutshell

This paper is a brief and informal presentation of cirquent calculus, a novel proof system for resource-conscious logics. As such, it is a refinement of sequent calculus with mechanisms that allow to explicitly account for the possibility of sharing of subexpressions/subresources between different expressions/resources. This is achieved by dealing with circuit-style constructs, termed cirquents, instead of formulas, sequents or other tree-like structures. The approach exhibits greater expressiveness, flexibility and efficiency compared to the more traditional proof-theoretic approaches.

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