Automated Theorem-Proving Research In The Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project: Model Generation Theorem Provers


Stickel, M. E. (1993). Automated theorem-proving research in the Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project: Model generation theorem provers. Future Generation Computer Systems, 9(2), 143-152.


One of the successful outcomes of the Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project is the development of Model Generation Theorem Provers (MGTPs). MGTPs have solved previously open problems in finite algebra, produced rapid proofs of condensed detachment problems, and are providing an inferential infrastructure for knowledge-processing research at ICOT. They successfully exploit the Fifth Generation Projects KL1 logic programming language and parallel inference machines to achieve high performance and parallel speedup. This paper describes some of the key properties of MGTPs, reasons for their successes, and possible areas for future improvement.

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