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A Comparison of PVS and Isabelle/HOL
 Theorem Proving in Higher Order Logics, number 1479 in Lect. Notes Comp. Sci
, 1998
"... . There is an overwhelming number of different proof tools available and it is hard to find the right one for a particular application. Manuals usually concentrate on the strong points of a proof tool, but to make a good choice, one should also know (1) which are the weak points and (2) whether the ..."
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. There is an overwhelming number of different proof tools available and it is hard to find the right one for a particular application. Manuals usually concentrate on the strong points of a proof tool, but to make a good choice, one should also know (1) which are the weak points and (2) whether the proof tool is suited for the application in hand. This paper gives an initial impetus to a consumers' report on proof tools. The powerful higherorder logic proof tools PVS and Isabelle are compared with respect to several aspects: logic, specification language, prover, soundness, proof manager, user interface (and more). The paper concludes with a list of criteria for judging proof tools, it is applied to both PVS and Isabelle. 1 Introduction There is an overwhelming number of different proof tools available (e.g. in the Database of Existing Mechanised Reasoning Systems one can find references to over 60 proof tools [Dat]). All have particular applications that they are especially suited ...
A Generic Proof Checker
, 2001
"... The use of formal methods in software development seeks to increase our confidence in the resultant system. Their use often requires tool support, so the integrity of a development using formal methods is dependent on the integrity of the toolset used. Specifically its integrity depends on the theo ..."
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The use of formal methods in software development seeks to increase our confidence in the resultant system. Their use often requires tool support, so the integrity of a development using formal methods is dependent on the integrity of the toolset used. Specifically its integrity depends on the theorem prover, since in a typical formal development system the theorem prover is used to establish the validity of the proof obligations incurred by all the steps in the design and refinement process. In this