Introducing HOL Zero

(Extended Abstract)
  • Mark Adams
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6327)


Theorem provers are now playing an important role in two diverse fields: computer system verification and mathematics. In computer system verification, they are a key component in toolsets that rigorously establish the absence of errors in critical computer hardware and software, such as processor design and safety-critical software, where traditional testing techniques provide inadequate assurance. In mathematics, they are used to check the veracity of recent high-profile proofs, such as the Four Colour Theorem and the Kepler Conjecture, whose scale and complexity have pushed traditional peer review to its limits.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Proof Technologies 

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