%0 Journal Article
%T HOL-Z 2.0: A Proof Environment for Z-Specifications
%A Brucker, Achim D.
%A Rittinger, Frank
%A Wolff, Burkhart
%J Journal of Universal Computer Science
%D 2003
%8 February
%V 9
%N 2
%@ 0948-6968
%G USenglish
%F brucker.ea:hol-z:2003
%X We present a new proof environment for the specification language Z. The basis is a semantic representation of Z in a structure-preserving, shallow embedding in Isabelle/HOL. On top of the embedding, new proof support for the Z schema calculus and for proof structuring are developed. Thus, we integrate Z into a well-known and trusted theorem prover with advanced deduction technology such as higher-order rewriting, tableaux-based provers and arithmetic decision procedures. A further achievement of this work is the integration of our embedding into a new tool-chain providing a Z-oriented type checker, documentation facilities and macro support for refinement proofs; as a result, the gap has been closed between a logical embedding proven correct and a tool suited for applications of non-trivial size.
%K Theorem Proving, Refinement, Z
%R 10.3217/jucs-009-02-0152
%U https://www.brucker.ch/bibliography/abstract/brucker.ea-hol-z-2003
%U https://www.brucker.ch/bibliography/download/2003/brucker.ea-hol-z-2003.pdf
%U https://doi.org/10.3217/jucs-009-02-0152
%P 152-172