Automated theorem proving: mapping logic into AI

@inproceedings{Loveland1986AutomatedTP,
  title={Automated theorem proving: mapping logic into AI},
  author={Donald W. Loveland},
  booktitle={ISMIS '86},
  year={1986}
}
  • D. Loveland
  • Published in ISMIS '86 1 December 1986
  • Computer Science
Logic can be defined as the formal study of reasoning; if we replace “formal” by “mechanical” we can place almost the entire set of methodologies used in the field of automated theorem proving (ATP) within the scope of logic. Because of the goals of ATP, if not always the methodologies, ATP has been considered to be within the domain of AI. We explore the methodologies of ATP, including the logics that underlie the theorem provers, and discuss some of the mechanisms that utilize these logics… 
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