Semantic Tableau Algorithm/Heuristics

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The Semantic Tableau Algorithm can be made more efficient by using the following heuristic adaptations.

Firstly, the addition of a Step 2.5:

Step 2.5: If $\map U t$ contains a complementary pair of formulas, mark $t$ closed and go to Step 2.

Secondly, the following modification to the initial part of Step 4:

Step 4: If possible, choose an $\alpha$-formula $\mathbf B \in \map U t$; otherwise, choose a $\beta$-formula $\mathbf B$. Determine $\mathbf B_1, \mathbf B_2$ corresponding to $\mathbf B$ being an $\alpha$-formula or a $\beta$-formula.

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