@inproceedings{Gordon2000FromLT,
title={From LCF to HOL: a short history},
author={Michael J. C. Gordon},
booktitle={Proof, Language, and Interaction},
year={2000}
}

The original LCF system was a proof-checking program developed at Stanford University by Robin Milner in 1972. Descendents of LCF now form a thriving paradigm in computer assisted reasoning. Many of the developments of the last 25 years have been due to Robin Milner, whose influence on the field of automated reasoning has been diverse and profound. One of the descendents of LCF is HOL, a proof assistant for higher order logic originally developed for reasoning about hardware. The multi-faceted… CONTINUE READING