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A Milestone Reached and a Secret Revealed

TitleA Milestone Reached and a Secret Revealed
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWos, L
Series TitleJ. Automated Reasoning
Date Published05/2000
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P814-0500

In this special issue of the Journal of Automated Reasoning, this article sets the stage for the succeeding articles, all of which focus on finding pr9oofs of theorems of formal logic and on the various methodologies that were employed. The proofs that are offered mark an important milestone for automated reasoning and for logic, for each of them is indeed new. One of the key questions this article answers is why an automated reasoning program was able to find proofs that had eluded some of the finest mathematicians and logicians for many, many decades.