Nachum Dershowitz, Eli Pinchover
An equational approach to the synthesis of functional and logic programs is taken. Typically, a target program contains equations that are only true in the standard model of the given domain rules. To synthesize such programs, induction is necessary. We propose heuristics for generalizing from a sequence of deductive consequences. These are combined with rewrite-based methods of inductive proof to derive provably correct programs.