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Induction as Deduction Modulo


Inductive proofs can be built either explicitly by making use of an induction principle or implicitly by using the so-called induction by rewriting and inductionless induction methods. When mechanizing proof construction, explicit induction is used in proof assistants and implicit induction is used in rewrite based automated theorem provers. The two approaches are clearly complementary but up to now there was no framework able to encompass and to understand uniformly the two methods. In this paper, we propose such an approach based on the general notion of deduction modulo. We extend slightly the original version of the deduction modulo framework and we provide modularity properties for it. We show how this applies to a uniform understanding of the so called induction by rewriting method and how this relates directly to the general use of an induction principle.


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inria-00099871 , version 1 (26-09-2006)


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Eric Deplagne, Claude Kirchner. Induction as Deduction Modulo. [Intern report] A04-R-468 || deplagne04a, 2004, 80 p. ⟨inria-00099871⟩
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