• Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


A rule of inference of predicate calculus <189> used to deduce a new formula from two old ones. It has been used extensively in automatic theorem proving, because it is an efficient alternative to traditional rules of Inference in mathematical logic.


Theorem Prove Atomic Formula Machine System Procedure Call Local Procedure 
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  1. [Chang and Lee 73]
    Chang, C. and Lee, R. C. Symbolic Logic and Mechanical Theorem Proving. Academic Press, 1973.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bundy
    • 1
  • Lincoln Wallen
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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