Polytypic Proof Construction

  • Holger Pfeifer
  • Harald Rueβ
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1690)


This paper deals with formalizations and verifications in type theory that are abstracted with respect to a class of datatypes; i.e polytypic constructions. The main advantage of these developments are that they can not only be used to define functions in a generic way but also to formally state polytypic theorems and to synthesize polytypic proof objects in a formal way. This opens the door to mechanically proving many useful facts about large classes of datatypes once and for all.


Theorem Prove Type Theory Category Theory Reduction Rule Functional Programming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Pfeifer
    • 1
  • Harald Rueβ
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für InformatikUniversität UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Computer Science LaboratorySRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

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