Herbrandization

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Jacques Herbrand (1908–1931), French mathematician.

Noun[edit]

Herbrandization ‎(uncountable)

  1. (logic) The conversion of a formula of first-order logic which involves the following steps: (1) replace free variables with constants, (2) replace any variable bound by a universal quantifier which lies in the scope of an even number of logical negations with a Herbrand function, and (3) replace any variable bound by an existential quantifier which lies in the scope of an odd number of negations with a Herbrand function.

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