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Title:A modular, tactic-based approach to first-order temporal theorem proving
Authors: Claudio Castellini ; Alan Smaill
Date:Oct 2000
Publication Title:Proceedings of ICTL 2000
Publication Type:Conference Paper
In system specification and formal verification it is a central issue to deal with temporal logics. In particular, First-Order Temporal Logics (FOTLs) are needed whenever the modelled systems are infinite-state. Reasoning in FOTLs is hard and few approaches have so far proved effective. In this paper we propose a novel approach to FOTLs, in the style of labelled deduction in Quantified Modal Logics, which is modular in the structure of time and can therefore be adapted to a wide class of FOTLs. Moreover, we present a tactic-based temporal theorem prover enforcing this approach, obtained by applying Amy Felty's work on higher-order theorem proving in lambda-Prolog. Finally, we show some promising experimental results.
2002 by The University of Edinburgh. All Rights Reserved
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author = { Claudio Castellini and Alan Smaill },
title = {A modular, tactic-based approach to first-order temporal theorem proving},
book title = {Proceedings of ICTL 2000},
year = 2000,
month = {Oct},

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