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Inference with quantifiers

18 March, 2015 - 11:51
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Proving first-order sentences with inference rules is not too different than for propositional ones. We have two slight twists to add: upgrading propositions to relations, and quantifiers. We still keep all our Propositional inference rules, but declare they can now be used on first-order WFFs. For our quantifiers, we introduce new First-order inference rule for adding and eliminating quantifiers from formulas. These four new rules look surprisingly simple, but they do have a couple of subtleties we have to keep track of.