## Deduction Systems Based on Resolution (1991)

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@MISC{Eisinger91deductionsystems,

author = {Norbert Eisinger and Hans Jürgen Ohlbach},

title = {Deduction Systems Based on Resolution},

year = {1991}

}

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### Abstract

A general theory of deduction systems is presented. The theory is illustrated with deduction systems based on the resolution calculus, in particular with clause graphs. This theory distinguishes four constituents of a deduction system: ffl the logic, which establishes a notion of semantic entailment; ffl the calculus, whose rules of inference provide the syntactic counterpart of entailment; ffl the logical state transition system, which determines the representation of formulae or sets of formulae together with their interrelationships, and also may allow additional operations reducing the search space; ffl the control, which comprises the criteria used to choose the most promising from among all applicable inference steps. Much of the standard material on resolution is presented in this framework. For the last two levels many alternatives are discussed. Appropriately adjusted notions of soundness, completeness, confluence, and Noetherianness are introduced in order to characterize...