Summary: This paper has been published in: T. Denvir, editor, Formal Methods Europe
(FME'94). Springer, 1994.
An experimental support system for formal
Matthias Anlau 1, Stefan Jahnichen2, Martin Simons1
Technische Universitat Berlin?
Abstract. Requirements for tools which support the creation and the
intelligible presentation of formal deductions are investigated. They are
contrasted with requirements which emphasize the interactive construc-
tion of correct proofs. As an example, the design and the implementation
of a set of support tools for Deva is described. Deva is a typed functional
language and has been used in a number of case-studies on formal pro-
gram development. The use of this toolset is illustrated by impressions
of a working session.
Keywords: formal reasoning logical frameworks proofs tool support.
Traditionally, research on computer assisted formal reasoning focusses on how