First-Order Theorem Proving and Vampire

  • Laura Kovács
  • Andrei Voronkov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8044)

Abstract

In this paper we give a short introduction in first-order theorem proving and the use of the theorem prover Vampire. We discuss the superposition calculus and explain the key concepts of saturation and redundancy elimination, present saturation algorithms and preprocessing, and demonstrate how these concepts are implemented in Vampire. Further, we also cover more recent topics and features of Vampire designed for advanced applications, including satisfiability checking, theory reasoning, interpolation, consequence elimination, and program analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Kovács
    • 1
  • Andrei Voronkov
    • 2
  1. 1.Chalmers University of TechnologySweden
  2. 2.The University of ManchesterUK

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