## The Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover and Its Interactive Enhancement (1995)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Boyer95theboyer-moore,

author = {Robert S. Boyer and Matt Kaufmann and J Strother Moore},

title = {The Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover and Its Interactive Enhancement},

year = {1995}

}

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### Abstract

. The so-called "Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover" (otherwise known as "Nqthm") has been used to perform a variety of verification tasks for two decades. We give an overview of both this system and an interactive enhancement of it, "Pc-Nqthm," from a number of perspectives. First we introduce the logic in which theorems are proved. Then we briefly describe the two mechanized theorem proving systems. Next, we present a simple but illustrative example in some detail in order to give an impression of how these systems may be used successfully. Finally, we give extremely short descriptions of a large number of applications of these systems, in order to give an idea of the breadth of their uses. This paper is intended as an informal introduction to systems that have been described in detail and similarly summarized in many other books and papers; no new results are reported here. Our intention here is merely to present Nqthm to a new audience. This research was supported in part by ONR Contract N...