Mollusc a general proof-development shell for sequent-based logics

Bradley L Richards, Ina Kraan, Alan Smaill, Geraint A Wiggins

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This article describes an interactive proof development shell, Mollusc [Richards 93], which can be used to construct and edit proofs in sequent-based logics. Conceptually, Mollusc may be thought of as a logic-independent successor to Oyster [Bundy et al 90]. However, where Oyster was tied to a variant of Martin-Löf type theory, Mollusc can be used with any sequent-based logic for which a suitable definition is provided. Although developed in a research environment, Mollusc should also be suitable for use in classroom exercises. In addition to proof editing facilities, Mollusc supports the definition of new logics, includes a proofplanner interface, and provides for automated proof construction through a tactic language and interpreter.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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