This lecture is intended to give an introduction to term rewriting systems and their application in computer science and logic. In particular we will discuss general reduction relations, properties of reduction systems such as confluence and termination, and completion procedures.

Term rewriting systems developed out of mathematical logic and are an important part of theoretical computer science. They have applications in many areas, from functional programming to automatic theorem proving and computer algebra. The theory of rewriting is fundamental to concepts in constructive algebra, such as Gröbner bases, and also to concepts in logic, such as decision of equational theories (e.g. the theory of groups).

Summer Semester 2013.

Number: | 326.065 |

Title: | Rewriting in Computer Science and Logic |

Lecturer: | Temur Kutsia |

Time: | Friday, 12:00--13:30 |

Room: | T 112 |

Language: | English |

First meeting: | March 8 |

Registration: | Via the KUSSS system. |

Exam: | Friday, July 12, 2013. 11:00--12:45, room K 009D. |

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*String-Rewriting Systems*, Springer-Verlag, 1993. - N. Dershowitz, D. A. Plaisted, Rewriting. In A. Robinson, A. Voronkov (eds.),
*Handbook of Automated Reasoning*, pp. 535-610, Elsevier Science Publ., 2001 - Terese.
*Term Rewriting Systems.*Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 55, Cambridge University Press, 2003. - Materials from the International School on Rewriting. 2009, 2010.