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  • @techreport{RISC5991,
    author = {David M. Cerna and Rafael Kiesel and Alexandra Dzhiganskaya},
    title = {{A Mobile Application for Self-Guided Study of Formal Reasoning}},
    language = {english},
    abstract = {In this work we introduce AXolotl, a self-study aid designed to guide students through the basics of formal reasoning and term manipulation. Unlike most of the existing study aids for formal reasoning, AXolotl is an Android-based application with a simple touch-based interface. Part of the design goal was to minimize the possibility of user errors which distract from the learning process. Such as typos or inconsistent application of the provided rules. The system includes a zoomable proof viewer which displays the progress made so far and allows for storage of the completed proofs as a JPEG or L A TEX file. The software is available on the google play store and comes with a small library of problems. Additional problems may be opened in AXolotl using a simple input language. Currently, AXolotl supports problems which can be solved using rules which transform a single expression into a set of expressions. This covers educational scenarios found in our first semester introduction to logic course and helps bridge the gap between propositional and first-order reasoning. Future developments will include rewrite rules which take a set of expressions and return a set of expressions, as well as a quantified first-order extension.},
    year = {2019},
    month = {October},
    length = {18},
    type = {RISC Report Series},
    institution = {Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University Linz},
    address = {Schloss Hagenberg, 4232 Hagenberg, Austria}
    }