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An abstraction-refinement framework for reasoning with large theories. (English) Zbl 06958129
Galmiche, Didier (ed.) et al., Automated reasoning. 9th international joint conference, IJCAR 2018, held as part of the federated logic conference, FloC 2018, Oxford, UK, July 14–17, 2018. Proceedings. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-94204-9/pbk; 978-3-319-94205-6/ebook). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10900. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 663-679 (2018).
Summary: In this paper we present an approach to reasoning with large theories which is based on the abstraction-refinement framework. The proposed approach consists of the following approximations: the over-approximation, the under-approximation and their combination. We present several concrete abstractions based on subsumption, signature grouping and argument filtering. We implemented our approach in a theorem prover for first-order logic iProver and evaluated over the TPTP library.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1391.68006].
68T15 Theorem proving (deduction, resolution, etc.) (MSC2010)
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