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Overview of Automated Reasoning

Overview of Automated Reasoning

This video was recorded at Summer Schools in Logic and Learning, Canberra 2009. Course Description:In many applications, we expect computers to reason logically. We might naively expect this to be what computers are good at, but in fact they find it extremely difficult. In this overview course, we look briefly at several varieties of mechanical reasoning. The first is automated deduction, whereby conclusions are derived from assumptions purely by following an algorithm, without user intervention. Automated deduction procedures are parametrized by the logic they are capable of reasoning with. We distinguish between propositional logic and first-order logic. Development and application of propositional logic procedures, also called SAT solvers, received considerable attention in the last ten... Show More
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