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Chair of Automata Theory

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Chair of Automata Theory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Baader was appointed to the chair of automata theory in 2002. His chair offers basic and in-depth courses for various degree programmes, and conducts research in the areas of deduction, knowledge representation, as well as computing with molecules.

The chair of automata theory offers courses for the following degree programmes: Informatik, Medieninformatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik, Computational Logic, Elektrotechnik, Informationssystemtechnik, Biologie. Furthermore, courses are offered for a subsidiary computer science education.

Most of the research done in our group is concerned with automated deduction, that is, with the problem of how to automate the process of drawing logical inferences. In this context, we are mainly interested in subclasses of first-order predicate logic for which the interesting inference problems are still decidable. On one hand, we are investigating the combination of special deduction methods, and their integration into general deduction procedures. On the other hand, we are designing logic-based knowledge representation languages with decidable inference problems.