A broader class of trees for recursive type definitions for HOL
In this paper we describe the construction in Hol of the inductive type of arbitrarily branching labeled trees. Such a type is characterized by an initiality theorem similar to that for finitely branching labeled trees. We discuss how to use this type to extend the system of simple recursive type specifications automatically definable in Hol to ones including a limited class of functional arguments. The work discussed here is a part of a larger project to expand the recursive types package of Hol which is nearing completion. All work described in this paper has been completed.
KeywordsPartial Function Label Tree Type Constructor Background Type Case Function
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