Normalization by Evaluation

Klaus Aehlig 🌐 and Tobias Nipkow 🌐

February 18, 2008


This article formalizes normalization by evaluation as implemented in Isabelle. Lambda calculus plus term rewriting is compiled into a functional program with pattern matching. It is proved that the result of a successful evaluation is a) correct, i.e. equivalent to the input, and b) in normal form.


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  • AEHLIG, K., HAFTMANN, F., & NIPKOW, T. (2012). A compiled implementation of normalisation by evaluation. Journal of Functional Programming, 22(1), 9–30.
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