Integrating external deduction tools with ACL2

  • Kaufmann M
  • Moore J
  • Ray S
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Abstract

We present an interface connecting the ACL2 theorem prover with external deduction tools. The ACL2 logic contains several mechanisms for proof structuring, which are important to the construction of industrial-scale proofs. The complexity induced by these mechanisms makes the design of the interface challenging. We discuss some of the challenges, and develop a precise specification of the requirements on the external tools for a sound connection with ACL2. We also develop constructs within ACL2 to enable the developers of external tools to satisfy our specifications. The interface is available with the ACL2 theorem prover starting from Version 3.2, and we describe several applications of the interface. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Authors

  • Matt Kaufmann

  • J. Strother Moore

  • Sandip Ray

  • Erik Reeber

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