We propose a mechanism for semi-automated proving of theorems, using a tactic for the Coq proof assistant that consults a proof-generating Nelson-Oppen-style automated prover. Instead of simply proving or failing to prove a goal, our tactic decides on relevant case splits using theory-specific axioms, proves some of the resulting cases, and returns the remainder to the Coq user as subgoals. These subgoals can then be proved using inductions and lemma instantiations that are beyond the capabilities of the automated prover. We show that the Coq tactic language provides an excellent way to script this process to an extent not supported by current Nelson-Oppen provers. Like with any Coq proof, a separately checkable proof term in a core calculus is produced at the end of any successful proving session where our method is used, and we take advantage of the ``proof by reflection'' technique to translate the specialized first-order proofs of the automated prover into compact Coq representations.
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