Experiments on Supporting Interactive Proof Using Resolution

  • Jia Meng
  • Lawrence C. Paulson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3097)

Abstract

Interactive theorem provers can model complex systems, but require much effort to prove theorems. Resolution theorem provers are automatic and powerful, but they are designed to be used for very different applications. This paper reports a series of experiments designed to determine whether resolution can support interactive proof as it is currently done. In particular, we present a sound and practical encoding in first-order logic of Isabelle’s type classes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia Meng
    • 1
  • Lawrence C. Paulson
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridge(UK)

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