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Things You Can't do With a Vampire

21 pagesPublished: February 23, 2016


The Vampire ATP system has been very successful at proving theorems in
first-order logic.
Vampire has won the FOF division of CASC for all except one of the last 15
years, and many papers highlighting Vampire's strengths have been published.
This talk examines the flip side of the Vampire coin ... what kinds of
problems are difficult or even impossible for the latest incarnation of
The talk will help users decide when to use Vampire, and when to use another
ATP system, will help the Vampire developers direct their work, and provides
the data required to build a portfolio ATP system with Vampire as a component.

Keyphrases: theorem proving, TPTP, Vampire

In: Laura Kovács and Andrei Voronkov (editors). Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd Vampire Workshops, vol 38, pages 8--28

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Geoff Sutcliffe},
  title     = {Things You Can't do With a Vampire},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd Vampire Workshops},
  editor    = {Laura Kov\textbackslash{}'acs and Andrei Voronkov},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Computing},
  volume    = {38},
  pages     = {8--28},
  year      = {2016},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2398-7340},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/x6b7}}
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