A single-significant-digit calculus for semi-automated guesstimation

Jonathan A. Abourbih, Luke Blaney, Alan Bundy, Fiona McNeill

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We describe a single-significant-digit calculus for estimating approximate solutions to guesstimation problems. The calculus is formalised as a collection of proof methods, which are combined into proof plans. These proof methods have been implemented as rewrite rules and successfully evaluated in an interactive system, gort, which forms a customised proof plan for each problem and then executes the plan to obtain a solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomated Reasoning
Subtitle of host publication5th International Joint Conference, IJCAR 2010, Edinburgh, UK, July 16-19, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsJürgen Giesl, Reiner Hähnle
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-14203-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-14202-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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