MATHsAiD: A Mathematical Theorem Discovery Tool

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MATHsAiD: A Mathematical Theorem Discovery Tool
In the eld of automated reasoning, one of the most challenging (even if, perhaps, somewhat overlooked) problems thus far has been to develop a means of discerning, from amongst all the truths that can be discovered and proved, those which are either useful or interesting enough to be worth recording. As for human reasoning, mathematicians are well known for their predilection towards designating certain discoveries as theorems, lemmas, corollaries, etc., whilst relegating all others as relatively unimportant. However, precisely how mathematicians determine which results to keep, and which to discard, is perhaps not so well known. Nevertheless, this practice is an essential part of the mathematical process, as it allows mathematicians to manage what would otherwise be an overwhelming amount of knowledge. MATHsAiD is a system intended for use by research mathematicians, and is designed to produce high quality theorems, as recognised by mathematicians, within a given theory. The only inp...
Roy L. McCasland, Alan Bundy
Added 12 Jun 2010
Updated 12 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Roy L. McCasland, Alan Bundy
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