First-Order Theorem Proving and Vampire
Paper in proceedings, 2013

In this paper we give a short introduction in first-order theorem proving and the use of the theorem prover VAMPIRE. We discuss the superposition calculus and explain the key concepts of saturation and redundancy elimination, present saturation algorithms and preprocessing, and demonstrate how these concepts are implemented in VAMPIRE. Further, we also cover more recent topics and features of VAMPIRE designed for advanced applications, including satisfiability checking, theory reasoning, interpolation, consequence elimination, and program analysis.

automated reasoning

theorem proving

program analysis

formal methods

program verification

software engineering


Laura Kovacs

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Technology (Chalmers)

A. Voronkov

University of Manchester

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. LNCS 8044 1-35

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

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Software Engineering

Computer Science





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