A partial solution for D-unification based on a reduction to AC1-unification

Evelyne Contejean

Abstract: We show that deciding unification modulo both-sided distributivity of a symbol * over a symbol + can be reduced to AC1-unification for all unification problems which do not involve the + operator. Moreover, we can describe “almost all” solutions in a finite way, although there are in general infinitely many minimal solutions for such problems. As a consequence, *-problems appear as a good candidate for a notion of solved-form for D-unification.

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