Into the infinite - theory exploration for coinduction
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Theory exploration is a technique for automating the discovery of lemmas in formalizations of mathematical theories, using testing and automated proof techniques. Automated theory exploration has previously been successfully applied to discover lemmas for inductive theories, about recursive datatypes and functions. We present an extension of theory exploration to coinductive theories, allowing us to explore the dual notions of corecursive datatypes and functions. This required development of new methods for testing infinite values, and for proof automation. Our work has been implemented in the Hipster system, a theory exploration tool for the proof assistant Isabelle/HOL.

Author

Sólrún Einarsdóttir

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Functional Programming

Moa Johansson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Formal methods

Johannes Åman Pohjala

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 11110 LNAI 70-86

13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation, AISC 2018
Suzhou, China,

Subject Categories

Algebra and Logic

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-99957-9_5

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