Issue No.04 - April (1976 vol.25)
G.W. Ernst , Department of Computing and Information Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
This paper describes a theorem prover, running on a PDP-10-Tenex system, that can prove some theorems whose statements involve a relatively large number of definitions. Such theorems require special methods because 1) their statements contain a large number of clauses and 2) their proofs are quite long although straightforward.
Artificial intelligence, heuristic search, higher order logic, mechanical theorem proving, natural deduction systems.
G.W. Ernst, "A Definition-Driven Theorem Prover", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.25, no. 4, pp. 317-322, April 1976, doi:10.1109/TC.1976.1674611