A path to faithful formalizations of mathematics

G.I. Jojgov, R.P. Nederpelt

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    In this paper we are interested in the process of formalizing a mathematical text written in Common Mathematical Language (CML) into type theory using intermediate representations in Weak Type Theory [8] and in type theory with open terms. We demonstrate that this method can be reliable not only in the sense that eventually we get formally verified mathematical texts, but also in the sense that we can have a fairly high confidence that we have produced a ‘faithful’ formalization (i.e. that the formal text is as close as possible to the intentions expressed in the informal text). A computer program that assists a human along the formalization path should create enough "added value" to be useful in practice. We also discuss some problems that such an implementation needs to solve and possible solutions for them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematical Knowledge Management (Proceedings Third International Conference, MKM2004, Bialowieza, Poland, September 19-21, 2004)
    EditorsA. Asperti, G. Bancerek, A. Trybulec
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    ISBN (Print)3-540-23029-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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