Automated Deduction - A Basis for Applications Volume I Foundations - Calculi and Methods Volume II Systems and Implementation Techniques Volume III Applications

Automated Deduction - A Basis for Applications Volume I Foundations - Calculi and Methods Volume II Systems and Implementation Techniques Volume III Applications

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We are invited to deal with mathematical activity in a sys- tematic way [ ... ] one does expect and look for pleasant surprises in this requirement of a novel combination of psy- chology, logic, mathematics and technology. Hao Wang, 1970, quoted from(Wang, 1970). The field of mathematics has been a key application area for automated theorem proving from the start, in fact the very first automatically found the- orem was that the sum of two even numbers is even (Davis, 1983). The field of automated deduction has witnessed considerable progress and in the last decade, automated deduction methods have made their way into many areas of research and product development in computer science. For instance, deduction systems are increasingly used in software and hardware verification to ensure the correctness of computer hardware and computer programs with respect to a given specification. Logic programming, while still falling somewhat short of its expectations, is now widely used, deduc- tive databases are well-developed and logic-based description and analysis of hard-and software is commonplace today.
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  • Hardback | 335 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.57mm | 1,490g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XII, 335 p.
  • 0792351312
  • 9780792351313

Table of contents

Volume I: Foundations. Calculi and Methods. Preface; W. Bibel, P.H. Schmitt. Part One: Tableau and Connection Calculi. Introduction; U. Furbach. 1. Analytic Tableaux; B. Beckert, R. Hahnle. 2. Clausal Tableaux; R. Letz. 3. Variants of Clausal Tableaux; P. Baumgartner, U. Furbach. 4. Cuts in Tableaux; U. Egly. 5. Compressions and Extensions; W. Bibel, et al. Part Two: Special Calculi and Refinements. Introduction; U. Petermann. 6. Theory Reasoning; P. Baumgartner, U. Petermann. 7. Unification Theory; F. Baader, K.U. Schulz. 8. Rigid E-Unification; B. Beckert. 9. Sorted Unification and Tree Automata; C. Weidenbach. 10. Dimensions of Types in Logic Programming; G. Meyer, C. Beierle. 11. Equational Reasoning in Saturation-Based Theorem Proving; L. Bachmair, H. Ganzinger. 12. Higher-Order Rewriting and Equational Reasoning; T. Nipkow, C. Prehofer. 13. Higher-Order Automated Theorem Proving; M. Kohlhase. Index. Volume II: Systems and Implementation Techniques. Introduction; T. Nipkow, W. Reif. 1. Structured Specifications and Interactive Proofs with KIV; W. Reif, et al. 2. Proof Theory at Work: Program Development in the Minlog System; H. Benl, et al. 3. Interactive and Automated Proof Construction in Type Theory; M. Strecker, et al. 4. Integrating Automated and Interactive Theorem Proving; W. Ahrendt, et al. PartTwo: Representation and Optimization Techniques. Introduction; J. Siekmann, D. Fehrer. 5. Term Indexing; P. Graf, D. Fehrer. 6. Developing Deduction Systems: The Toolbox Style; D. Fehrer. 7. Specifications of Inference Rules: Extensions of the PTTP Technique; G. Neugebauer, U. Petermann. 8. Proof Analysis, Generalization and Reuse; T. Kolbe, C. Walther. Part Three: Parallel Inference Systems. Introduction; W. Kuchlin. 9. Parallel Term Rewriting with PaReDuX; R. Bundgen, et al. 10. Parallel Theorem Provers Based on SETHEO; J. Schumann, et al. 11. Massively Parallel Reasoning; S.-E. Bornscheuer, et al. Part Four: Comparison and Cooperation of Theorem Provers. Introduction; J. Avenhaus. 12. Extension Methods in Automated Deduction; M. Baaz, et al. 13. A Comparison of Equality Reasoning Heuristics; J. Denzinger, M. Fuchs. 14. Cooperating Theorem Provers; J. Denzinger, I. Dahn. Index. Volume III: Applications. Part One: Automated Theorem Proving in Mathematics. Introduction; M. Kohlhase. 1. Lattice-Ordered Groups in Deduction; I. Dahn. 2. Superposition Theorem Proving for Commutative Rings; J. Stuber. 3. How to Augment a Formal System with a Boolean Algebra Component; H.J. Ohlbach, J. Kuhler. 4. Proof Planning: A practical Approach to Mechanized Reasoning in Mathematics; M. Kerber. Part Two: Automated Deduction in Software Engineering and hardware Design. Introduction; J. Schum
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