Trustworthy Systems

Hyper tableaux with equality


Peter Baumgartner, Ulrich Furbach and Bjoern Pelzer


Universitaet Koblenz-Landau


In most theorem proving applications, a proper treatment of equational theories or equality is mandatory. In this paper we show how to integrate a modern treatment of equality in the hyper tableau calculus. It is based on splitting of positive clauses and an adapted version of the superposition inference rule, where equations used for paramodulation are drawn (only) from a set of positive unit clauses, the candidate model. The calculus also features a generic, semantically justified simplification rule which covers many redundancy elimination techniques known from superposition-style theorem proving. Our main theoretical result is the soundness and completeness of the calculus. The calculus is implemented, and we also report on practical experiments.

BibTeX Entry

    isbn             = {3-540-73594-1},
    publisher        = {Springer},
    booktitle        = {Proceedings of the  21st International Conference on Automated Deduction},
    month            = jul,
    paperurl         = {},
    year             = {2007},
    editor           = {{Frank Pfenning}},
    title            = {Hyper Tableaux with Equality},
    author           = {Baumgartner, Peter and Furbach, Ulrich and Pelzer, Bjoern},
    address          = {Bremen, Germany},
    pages            = {492--507}