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Model Generation Theorem Proving with Finite Interval Constraints

  • Reiner Hähnle
  • Ryuzo Hasegawa
  • Yasuyuki Shirai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1861)

Abstract

Model generation theorem proving (MGTP) is a class of deduction procedures for first-order logic that were successfully used to solve hard combinatorial problems. For some applications the representation of models in MGTP and its extension CMGTP is too redundant. Here we suggest to extend members of model candidates in such a way that a predicate p can have not only terms as arguments, but at certain places also subsets of totally ordered finite domains. The ensuing language and deduction system relies on constraints based on finite intervals in totally ordered sets and is called IV-MGTP. It is related to constraint programming and many-valued logic, but differs significantly from either. We show soundness and completeness of IV-MGTP. First results with our implementation show considerable potential of the method.

Keywords

Logic Program Model Candidate Conjunctive Normal Form Constraint Variable Ground Atom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Hähnle
    • 1
  • Ryuzo Hasegawa
    • 2
  • Yasuyuki Shirai
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceChalmers Technical UniversityGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Intelligent SystemsKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Information Technologies Development DepartmentMitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.TokyoJapan

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