Computer-assisted human-oriented inductive theorem proving by descente infinie--a manifesto

C.-P. Wirth
2012 Logic Journal of the IGPL  
In this short position paper we briefly review the development history of automated inductive theorem proving and computer-assisted mathematical induction. We think that the current low expectations on progress in this field result from a faulty narrow-scope historical projection. Our main motivation is to explain--on an abstract but hopefully sufficiently descriptive level--why we believe that future progress in the field is to result from human-orientedness and descente infinie.
doi:10.1093/jigpal/jzr048 fatcat:qps74fzzmngmzaluxlcaqogt4y