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Theorem Proving Modulo
 Journal of Automated Reasoning
"... Abstract. Deduction modulo is a way to remove computational arguments from proofs by reasoning modulo a congruence on propositions. Such a technique, issued from automated theorem proving, is of much wider interest because it permits to separate computations and deductions in a clean way. The first ..."
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Abstract. Deduction modulo is a way to remove computational arguments from proofs by reasoning modulo a congruence on propositions. Such a technique, issued from automated theorem proving, is of much wider interest because it permits to separate computations and deductions in a clean way. The first contribution of this paper is to define a sequent calculus modulo that gives a proof theoretic account of the combination of computations and deductions. The congruence on propositions is handled via rewrite rules and equational axioms. Rewrite rules apply to terms and also directly to atomic propositions. The second contribution is to give a complete proof search method, called Extended Narrowing and Resolution (ENAR), for theorem proving modulo such congruences. The completeness of this method is proved with respect to provability in sequent calculus modulo. An important application is that higherorder logic can be presented as a theory modulo. Applying the Extended Narrowing and Resolution method to this presentation of higherorder logic subsumes full higherorder resolution.
Nominal techniques in Isabelle/HOL
 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE20
, 2005
"... Abstract. In this paper we define an inductive set that is bijective with the ffequated lambdaterms. Unlike deBruijn indices, however, our inductive definition includes names and reasoning about this definition is very similar to informal reasoning on paper. For this we provide a structural induc ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we define an inductive set that is bijective with the ffequated lambdaterms. Unlike deBruijn indices, however, our inductive definition includes names and reasoning about this definition is very similar to informal reasoning on paper. For this we provide a structural induction principle that requires to prove the lambdacase for fresh binders only. The main technical novelty of this work is that it is compatible with the axiomofchoice (unlike earlier nominal logic work by Pitts et al); thus we were able to implement all results in Isabelle/HOL and use them to formalise the standard proofs for ChurchRosser and strongnormalisation. Keywords. Lambdacalculus, nominal logic, structural induction, theoremassistants.
Contextual modal type theory
 ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
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Nominal Unification
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 2003
"... We present a generalisation of firstorder unification to the practically important case of equations between terms involving binding operations. A substitution of terms for variables solves such an equation if it makes the equated terms #equivalent, i.e. equal up to renaming bound names. For the a ..."
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We present a generalisation of firstorder unification to the practically important case of equations between terms involving binding operations. A substitution of terms for variables solves such an equation if it makes the equated terms #equivalent, i.e. equal up to renaming bound names. For the applications we have in mind, we must consider the simple, textual form of substitution in which names occurring in terms may be captured within the scope of binders upon substitution. We are able to take a `nominal' approach to binding in which bound entities are explicitly named (rather than using nameless, de Bruijnstyle representations) and yet get a version of this form of substitution that respects #equivalence and possesses good algorithmic properties. We achieve this by adapting an existing idea and introducing a key new idea. The existing idea is terms involving explicit substitutions of names for names, except that here we only use explicit permutations (bijective substitutions). The key new idea is that the unification algorithm should solve not only equational problems, but also problems about the freshness of names for terms. There is a simple generalisation of the classical firstorder unification algorithm to this setting which retains the latter's pleasant properties: unification problems involving #equivalence and freshness are decidable; and solvable problems possess most general solutions.
Unification via Explicit Substitutions: The Case of HigherOrder Patterns
 PROCEEDINGS OF JICSLP'96
, 1998
"... In [6] we have proposed a general higherorder unification method using a theory of explicit substitutions and we have proved its completeness. In this paper, we investigate the case of higherorder patterns as introduced by Miller. We show that our general algorithm specializes in a very convenient ..."
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In [6] we have proposed a general higherorder unification method using a theory of explicit substitutions and we have proved its completeness. In this paper, we investigate the case of higherorder patterns as introduced by Miller. We show that our general algorithm specializes in a very convenient way to patterns. We also sketch an efficient implementation of the abstract algorithm and its generalization to constraint simplification, which has yielded good experimental results at the core of a higherorder constraint logic programming language.
lambdacalculi with explicit substitutions and composition which preserve beta strong normalization (Extended Abstract)
, 1996
"... ) Maria C. F. Ferreira 1 and Delia Kesner 2 and Laurence Puel 2 1 Dep. de Inform'atica, Fac. de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, 2825 Monte de Caparica, Portugal, cf@fct.unl.pt. 2 CNRS & Lab. de Rech. en Informatique, Bat 490, Univ. de ParisSud, 91405 O ..."
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) Maria C. F. Ferreira 1 and Delia Kesner 2 and Laurence Puel 2 1 Dep. de Inform'atica, Fac. de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, 2825 Monte de Caparica, Portugal, cf@fct.unl.pt. 2 CNRS & Lab. de Rech. en Informatique, Bat 490, Univ. de ParisSud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France, fkesner,puelg@lri.fr. Abstract. We study preservation of fistrong normalization by d and dn , two confluent calculi with explicit substitutions defined in [10]; the particularity of these calculi is that both have a composition operator for substitutions. We develop an abstract simulation technique allowing to reduce preservation of fistrong normalization of one calculus to that of another one, and apply said technique to reduce preservation of fistrong normalization of d and dn to that of f , another calculus having no composition operator. Then, preservation of fistrong normalization of f is shown using the same technique as in [2]. As a consequence, d and dn become the fir...
A FineGrained Notation for Lambda Terms and Its Use in Intensional Operations
 Journal of Functional and Logic Programming
, 1996
"... We discuss issues relevant to the practical use of a previously proposed notation for lambda terms in contexts where the intensions of such terms have to be manipulated. This notation uses the `nameless' scheme of de Bruijn, includes expressions for encoding terms together with substitutions to ..."
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We discuss issues relevant to the practical use of a previously proposed notation for lambda terms in contexts where the intensions of such terms have to be manipulated. This notation uses the `nameless' scheme of de Bruijn, includes expressions for encoding terms together with substitutions to be performed on them and contains a mechanism for combining such substitutions so that they can be effected in a common structure traversal. The combination mechanism is a general one and consequently difficult to implement. We propose a simplification to it that retains its functionality in situations that occur commonly in fireduction. We then describe a system for annotating terms to determine if they can be affected by substitutions generated by external ficontractions. These annotations can lead to a conservation of space and time in implementations of reduction by permitting substitutions to be performed trivially in certain situations. The use of the resulting notation in the reduction...
Rewrite Strategies in the Rewriting Calculus
, 2004
"... This paper presents an overview on the use of the rewriting calculus to express rewrite strategies. We motivate first the use of rewrite strategies by examples in the ELAN language. We then show how this has been modeled in the initial version of the rewriting calculus and how the matching power of ..."
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This paper presents an overview on the use of the rewriting calculus to express rewrite strategies. We motivate first the use of rewrite strategies by examples in the ELAN language. We then show how this has been modeled in the initial version of the rewriting calculus and how the matching power of this framework facilitates the representation of powerful strategies.