by Manuel Clavel, Facultad de Informatica,
Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
The ITP Tool
An Inductive Theorem Prover Tool for Maude Membership Equational Specifications
The ITP tool is an inductive theorem prover for proving properties of Maude functional modules, i.e., specifications in membership
equational logic with an initial algebra semantics.
The ITP tool has been written entirely in Maude and is in fact an executable specification
in rewriting logic of the formal inference system that it implements. This document presents the main features of the ITP tool and
describes how to obtain and install it, and how to use it effectively.
Specifications and Samples
Getting the ITP Tool
Download and unpack itp-tool.tar.gz..
The tar file contains the following:
- README file;
- Changes index with latest changes;
- itp-tool Maude module, implementing the ITP tool;
- itp-tool-aux Maude module, imported by itp-tool
- itp-tactics Maude module, imported by itp-tool
- meta-prelude Maude module, imported by itp-tactics
- itp-rules Maude module, implementing the ITP inference system
- examples/ subdirectory, containing the proof examples;
- docs/ subdirectory, containing the files needed to create a
a version of this manual;
An online reference manual, the compressed tar file of the ITP
sources, related files, updates and patches are also posted on the
ITP server at http://sophia.unav.es/~clavel/itp/.
The ITP tool is written entirely in Maude. To use ITP you
need Maude version 1.0.3 or later.
Load full-maude.maude and then itp-tool. Then start
the loop (loop init .). The tool is now ready for entering examples.
For more details see the
The postscript version of
the manual is available at itp-manual.ps.
By Manuel Clavel. Department of Philosophy. University of Navarre.
An online online reference manual
with installation info, a tutorial, and grammar definition is available
on the ITP webpage in Spain.