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Title: Semantic trees : new foundations for automatic theorem-proving
Author: Hayes, Patrick J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2751 7683
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1973
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This dissertation is concerned with theorem-proving by computer. It does not contain a great number of new results, in the sense of new computational devices for improving the efficiency of theorem-proving programs. Rather it is intended as an account of a new approach to the fundamentals of the subject. It is a work, in the main, of consolidation and entrenchment rather than of extension. Accordingly, rather a large fraction of the total is devoted to an examination - a re-examination in fact, since there have been others before me - of the ideas and presuppositions underlying theorem-proving, and an attempt to uncover the underlying reasons why certain ideas - notably that of search - have arisen so consistently in the history of the -" subject.
Supervisor: Meltzer, Bernard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: computer science