• Alexandre Riazanov
  • Andrei Voronkov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1632)


Vampire is a resolution-based theorem prover for rst-order classical logic. The current version implements ordered binary resolution with the set-of-support strategy and ordered hyperresolution. The competition version will have equality rules.

Vampire owes many of its design ideas to Otter [5]. It uses a saturation-based algorithmsimilar to that described in [3], but implemented more efficiently. Some planned (but not yet implemented) extensions of Vampire are directed toward the ideas underlying the design of SPASS [9].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Riazanov
    • 1
  • Andrei Voronkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of ManchesterUK

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