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Multilanguage Hierarchical Logics (or: How We Can Do Without Modal Logics)
, 1994
"... MultiLanguage systems (ML systems) are formal systems allowing the use of multiple distinct logical languages. In this paper we introduce a class of ML systems which use a hierarchy of first order languages, each language containing names for the language below, and propose them as an alternative to ..."
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MultiLanguage systems (ML systems) are formal systems allowing the use of multiple distinct logical languages. In this paper we introduce a class of ML systems which use a hierarchy of first order languages, each language containing names for the language below, and propose them as an alternative to modal logics. The motivations of our proposal are technical, epistemological and implementational. From a technical point of view, we prove, among other things, that the set of theorems of the most common modal logics can be embedded (under the obvious bijective mapping between a modal and a first order language) into that of the corresponding ML systems. Moreover, we show that ML systems have properties not holding for modal logics and argue that these properties are justified by our intuitions. This claim is motivated by the study of how ML systems can be used in the representation of beliefs (more generally, propositional attitudes) and provability, two areas where modal logics have been extensively used. Finally, from an implementation point of view, we argue that ML systems resemble closely the current practice in the computer representation of propositional attitudes and metatheoretic theorem proving.
A Survey on the Theorema Project
 IN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SYMBOLIC AND ALGEBRAIC COMPUTATION
, 1997
"... The Theorema project aims at extending current computer algebra systems by facilities for supporting mathematical proving. The present earlyprototype version of the Theorema software system is implemented in Mathematica 3.0. The system consists of a general higherorder predicate logic prover and ..."
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The Theorema project aims at extending current computer algebra systems by facilities for supporting mathematical proving. The present earlyprototype version of the Theorema software system is implemented in Mathematica 3.0. The system consists of a general higherorder predicate logic prover and a collection of special provers that call each other depending on the particular proof situations. The individual provers imitate the proof style of human mathematicians and aim at producing humanreadable proofs in natural language presented in nested cells that facilitate studying the computergenerated proofs at various levels of detail. The special provers are intimately connected with the functors that build up the various mathematical domains.
A Recursion Planning Analysis of Inductive Completion
 ANNALS OF MATHEMATICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
, 1992
"... We use the AI proof planning techniques of recursion analysis and rippling as tools to analyze so called inductionless induction proof techniques. Recursion analysis chooses induction schemas and variables and rippling controls rewriting in explicit induction proofs. They provide a basis for explain ..."
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We use the AI proof planning techniques of recursion analysis and rippling as tools to analyze so called inductionless induction proof techniques. Recursion analysis chooses induction schemas and variables and rippling controls rewriting in explicit induction proofs. They provide a basis for explaining the success and failure of inductionless induction both in deduction of critical pairs and in their simplification. Furthermore, these explicit induction techniques motivate and provide insight into advancements in inductive completion algorithms and suggest directions for further improvements. Our study includes an experimental comparison of Clam, an explicit induction theorem prover, with an implementation of Huet and Hullot's inductionless induction.
La Deduzione Automatica
, 1994
"... Scopo di questo articolo e` dare una panoramica introduttiva alla deduzione automatica, mettendo in evidenza obiettivi, differenze e similitudini di alcuni fra i piu` importanti approcci al problema. ..."
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Scopo di questo articolo e` dare una panoramica introduttiva alla deduzione automatica, mettendo in evidenza obiettivi, differenze e similitudini di alcuni fra i piu` importanti approcci al problema.