## On the Undecidability of Second-Order Unification (2000)

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@MISC{Levy00onthe,

author = {Jordi Levy and Margus Veanes},

title = {On the Undecidability of Second-Order Unification},

year = {2000}

}

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... this paper, and it is the starting point for proving some novel results about the undecidability of second-order unification presented in the rest of the paper. We prove that second-order unification is undecidable in the following three cases: (1) each second-order variable occurs at most twice and there are only two second-order variables; (2) there is only one second-order variable and it is unary; (3) the following conditions (i)#(iv) hold for some fixed integer n: (i) the arguments of all second-order variables are ground terms of size <n, (ii) the arity of all second-order variables is <n, (iii) the number of occurrences of second-order variables is #5, (iv) there is either a single second-order variable or there are two second-order variables and no first-order variables.