Computational logic: its origins and applications.
Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
Royal Society of London
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Paulson, L. (2018). Computational logic: its origins and applications.. Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 474 (2210), 20170872. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2017.0872
Computational Logic is the use of computers to establish facts in a logical formalism. Originating in 19th-century attempts to understand the nature of mathematical reasoning, the subject now comprises a wide variety of formalisms, techniques and technologies. One strand of work follows the "LCF approach" pioneered by Robin Milner FRS, where proofs can be constructed interactively or with the help of users' code (which does not compromise correctness). A refinement of LCF, called Isabelle, retains these advantages while providing flexibility in the choice of logical formalism and much stronger automation. The main application of these techniques has been to prove the correctness of hardware and software systems, but increasingly researchers have been applying them to mathematics itself.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2017.0872
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