Automatic Concept Formation in Pure Mathematics

Simon Colton, Alan Bundy, Toby Walsh

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Abstract

The HR program forms concepts and makes conjectures in domains of pure mathematics and uses theorem prover OTTER and model generator MACE to prove or disprove the conjectures. HR measures properties of concepts and assesses the theorems and proofs involving them to estimate the interestingness of each concept and employ a best first search. This approach has led HR to the discovery of interesting new mathematics and enables it to build theories from just the axioms of finite algebras.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th international joint conference on Artificial Intelligence - IJCAI '99
PublisherMORGAN KAUFMANN PUB INC
Pages786-791
ISBN (Print)1-55860-613-0
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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