Issue No. 08 - August (1976 vol. 25)
S.K. Winker , Department of Computer Science, Northern Illinois University
A new inference rule for resolution based theorem proving, termed qualified hyperresolution, is presented from a practical point of view. The method of qualification is intended to deal with clause sets involving not-everywhere-defined functions. Two examples illustrating the effects of the method are discussed in detail. The potential practical value of the method is indicated by substantial improvements over the performance of ordinary hyperresolution obtained in five test problems.
Hyperresolution, ordered resolution, qualifiers.
S. Winker, "An Evaluation of an Implementation of Qualified Hyperresolution," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 25, no. , pp. 835-843, 1976.