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Re: please keep Equality in the rule conclusion

From: Alexandre Riazanov <alexandre.riazanov@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:28:15 -0500
Message-ID: <a7f786b71002250828u7e549fe6wb9ae651e46cabc2b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rif-comments@w3.org
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually, I think performance is not the issue, just whether and how hard
> it is to be implemented at all.
If one wants a complete implementation, I am afraid there is
no way to avoid implementing some form of paramodulation [1],
most likely some ordered version of it. IMO, it is significantly
harder than, say, implementing a RETE, to use a comparison
from the rule engine area.

The good news is that the theory is already very well developed
and there is a significant implementation experience accumulated by the
theorem proving community.

[1] R. Nieuwenhuis and A. Rubio. Paramodulation-Based Theorem Proving.
Handbook of Automated Reasoning,
volume I. 2001.

Dr. Alexandre Riazanov (Alexander Ryazanov)
Montreal, Canada
cell: +1 - 514 - 961 86 89
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