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Research Paper #515

Title:Using Abstraction
Authors:Giunchiglia,F; Walsh,T
Date: 1990
Presented:Submitted to AISB-91
Abstract:This paper uses the theory of abstraction presented in [GW89a] to consider how an abstract proof can be "mapped back" onto a proof of the unabstracted theorem. This analysis naturally suggests the architecture of a generic abstract theorem prover. We have implemented this theorem prover, and begun to investigate its properties; our results agree favourably with a computational model we have developed for analysing the benefits of abstraction.

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