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An Industrially Useful Prover

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BPR - Big proof

The ACL2 theorem prover is an interactive  automatic prover for the programming language Common  Lisp.  It provides a convenient language for building  prototypes of hardware and software designs,  algorithms, and other computing systems.  In fact, the  language is executed efficiently enough to permit some  practical systems to be built in it.  But ACL2 also  provides an environment for proving theorems about  those prototypes.  In this talk I will demonstrate how  ACL2 presents itself to the user, show a small example  proof project about low-level code, and discuss the  aspects of ACL2 that have made it attractive as a tool  for industry.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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