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Zhan, Bohua

User Interface Design in the HolPy Theorem Prover (Invited Talk)

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HolPy is a new interactive theorem prover implemented in Python. It is designed to achieve a small trusted-code-base with externally checkable proofs, writing proof automation using a Python API, and permit a wide variety of user interfaces for different application scenarios.
In this talk, I will focus on the design of user interfaces in HolPy. While most interactive theorem provers today use text-based user interfaces, there have been several existing work aiming to build point-and-click interfaces where the user perform actions by clicking on part of the goal or choosing from a menu. In our work, we incorporate into the design extensive proof automation and heuristic suggestion mechanisms, allowing construction of proofs on a large scale using this method. We demonstrate the approach in two common scenarios: general-purpose theorem proving and symbolic computation in mathematics.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Zhan, Bohua},
  title =	{{User Interface Design in the HolPy Theorem Prover}},
  booktitle =	{13th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2022)},
  pages =	{2:1--2:1},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-252-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{237},
  editor =	{Andronick, June and de Moura, Leonardo},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-167117},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ITP.2022.2},
  annote =	{Keywords: Proof assistants, User interface, Proof automation}

Keywords: Proof assistants, User interface, Proof automation
Collection: 13th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 03.08.2022

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