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InterACT: An interactive theorem prover for algebraic specifications

  • Robert Geisler
  • Marcus Klar
  • Felix Cornelius
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1101)

Abstract

The InterACT tool is a theorem prover for algebraic specifications with conditional equations emphasizing user-friendliness and interaction. Its purpose is mainly educational, e.g. to support the teaching of formal methods. It already has been used successfully in universitary courses on formal specification of software systems. InterACT provides a graphical user interface that supports proving “by mouse”.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Geisler
    • 1
  • Marcus Klar
    • 2
  • Felix Cornelius
    • 1
  1. 1.FB Informatik Sekr. 6-1Technische Universität BerlinBerlin
  2. 2.Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik ISSTBerlin

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