We present a formalization of the first half of Bachmair and Ganzinger’s chapter on resolution theorem proving in Isabelle/HOL, culminating with a refutationally complete first-order prover based on ordered resolution with literal selection. We develop general infrastructure and methodology that can form the basis of completeness proofs for related calculi, including superposition. Our work clarifies several of the fine points in the chapter’s text, emphasizing the value of formal proofs in the field of automated reasoning.
|Conference||9th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning|
|Period||14/07/2018 → 17/07/2018|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|