Cooperative Repositories for Formal Proofs

A Wiki-Based Solution
  • Pierre Corbineau
  • Cezary Kaliszyk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4573)


We present a new framework for the online development of formalized mathematics. This framework allows wiki-style collaboration while providing users with a rendered and browsable version of their work. We describe a prototype based on Coq, its web interface as implemented by the second author, and a modified version of the MediaWiki code-base. We discuss open issues such as dependencies and repository consistency. We explain limitations of the current prototype and we give a perspective towards a more robust solution.


Formal Proof Proof Assistant Document Object Model Proof Script Documentation Generator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Corbineau
    • 1
  • Cezary Kaliszyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computing and Information Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, Postbus 9010, 6500GL NijmegenThe Netherlands

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