Robert S. Boyer

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Robert S. Boyer
NationalityUnited States
EducationPh.D. in Mathematics
OccupationComputer scientist, mathematician
EmployerThe University of Texas at Austin
Known forBoyer–Moore string search algorithm, Nqthm, ACL2

Robert Stephen Boyer is a retired professor of computer science, mathematics, and philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin. He and J Strother Moore invented the Boyer–Moore string search algorithm, a particularly efficient string searching algorithm, in 1977. He and Moore also collaborated on the Boyer–Moore automated theorem prover, Nqthm, in 1992.[1] Following this, he worked with Moore, and Matt Kaufmann on another theorem prover called ACL2.

Publications[edit]

Boyer has published extensively, including the following books:

  • A Computational Logic Handbook, with J S. Moore. Second Edition. Academic Press, London, 1998.
  • Automated Reasoning: Essays in Honor of Woody Bledsoe, editor. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1991.
  • A Computational Logic Handbook, with J S. Moore. Academic Press, New York, 1988.
  • The Correctness Problem in Computer Science, editor, with J S. Moore. Academic Press, London, 1981.
  • A Computational Logic, with J S. Moore. Academic Press, New York, 1979.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nqthm, the Boyer–Moore prover". Retrieved 2006-04-21.

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