Automated Reasoning in Higher-Order Logic using the TPTP THF Infrastructure

Geoff Sutcliffe, Christoph Benzmueller


The Thousands of Problems for Theorem Provers (TPTP) problem library is the basis of a well known and well established infrastructure that supports research, development, and deployment of Automated Theorem Proving (ATP) systems. The extension of the TPTP from first-order form (FOF) logic to typed higher-order form (THF) logic has provided a basis for new development and application of ATP systems for higher-order logic. Key developments have been the specification of the THF language, the addition of higher-order problems to the TPTP, the development of the TPTP THF infrastructure, several ATP systems for higher-order logic, and the use of higher-order ATP in a range of domains. This paper describes these developments.

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1972-5787/1710

Copyright (c) 2010 Geoff Sutcliffe, Christoph Benzmueller

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