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The Challenges of Evaluating a New Feature in Vampire

5 pagesPublished: February 23, 2016

Abstract

This paper presents and explores experimental results examining the usage of AVATAR (Advanced Vampire Architecture for Theories and Resolution). This architecture introduces a new method for splitting in first-order resolution and superposition theorem provers that makes use of a SAT (or SMT) solver to make splitting decisions. The architecture (as implemented in Vampire) has many options and components that can be varied and this paper explores the effects of these variations on the performance of the prover.

Keyphrases: vampire, avatar, first order theorem proving, saturation algorithms

In: Laura Kovács and Andrei Voronkov (editors). Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd Vampire Workshops. EPiC Series in Computing, vol 38, pages 70-74

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