# Symbolic Functional Evaluation

@inproceedings{Day1999SymbolicFE, title={Symbolic Functional Evaluation}, author={Nancy A. Day and Jeffrey J. Joyce}, booktitle={TPHOLs}, year={1999} }

Symbolic functional evaluation (SFE) is the extension of an algorithm for executing functional programs to evaluate expressions in higher-order logic. SFE carries out the logical transformations of expanding definitions, beta-reduction, and simplification of built-in constants in the presence of quantifiers and uninterpreted constants. We illustrate the use of symbolic functional evaluation as a "universal translator" for linking notations embedded in higher-order logic directly with automated…

## 21 Citations

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