Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 61–79 | Cite as

A view of automated proof checking and proving

  • Christian Lengauer
Section I Contributions From Artificial Intelligence


Different techniques of automated formal reasoning are described and their performance and requirements on the human user are evaluated. The main trade-off is between autonomy and flexibility in conducting proofs. Examples of the use of techniques and existing systems are given, but not attempt of an exhaustive overview is made. The goal is to provide the reader with an idea of what to look for when selecting an approach for his/her application.


Automated theorem proving proof checking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Lengauer
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  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencesThe University of Texas at AustinAustinU.S.A.

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