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The Art of Prolog By Leon S. Sterling (Professor and Chair of Software Innovation and Engineering, The University of Melbourne)

The Art of Prolog
by Leon S. Sterling (Professor and Chair of Software Innovation and Engineering, The University of Melbourne)

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This second edition contains revised chapters taking into account recent research advances. More advanced exercises have been included, and "Part II The Prolog Language" has been modified to be compatible with the new Prolog standard. This is a graduate level text that can be used for self-study.
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The Art of Prolog: Advanced Programming Techniques by Leon S. Sterling (Professor and Chair of Software Innovation and Engineering, The University of Melbourne)

This new edition of The Art of Prolog contains a number of important changes. Most background sections at the end of each chapter have been updated to take account of important recent research results, the references have been greatly expanded, and more advanced exercises have been added which have been used successfully in teaching the course.

Part II, The Prolog Language, has been modified to be compatible with the new Prolog standard, and the chapter on program development has been significantly altered: the predicates defined have been moved to more appropriate chapters, the section on efficiency has been moved to the considerably expanded chapter on cuts and negation, and a new section has been added on stepwise enhancement-a systematic way of constructing Prolog programs developed by Leon Sterling. All but one of the chapters in Part III, Advanced Prolog Programming Techniques, have been substantially changed, with some major rearrangements. A new chapter on interpreters describes a rule language and interpreter for expert systems, which better illustrates how Prolog should be used to construct expert systems. The chapter on program transformation is completely new and the chapter on logic grammars adds new material for recognizing simple languages, showing how grammars apply to more computer science examples.

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About Leon S. Sterling (Professor and Chair of Software Innovation and Engineering, The University of Melbourne)


Leon S. Sterling is Director of eResearch and Chair of Software Innovation and Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He is the coauthor of The Art of Prolog (second edition, MIT Press, 1994) and the editor of The Practice of Prolog (MIT Press, 1990). Ehud Y. Shapiro is Senior Scientist, Department of Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Table of Contents


Part 1 Logic programs: basic constructs; database programming; recursive programming; the computation model of logic programs; theory of logic programs. Part 2 The Prolog language: pure Prolog; programming in pure Prolog; arithmetic; structure inspection; meta-logical predicates; cuts and negation; extra-logical predicates; program development. Part 3 Advanced Prolog programming techniques: nondeterministic programming; incomplete data structures; second-order programming; interpreters; program transformation; logic grammars; search techniques. Part 4 Applications: game-playing programs; a credit evaluation expert system; an equation solver; a compiler. Appendix: operators.

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GOR003039932
The Art of Prolog: Advanced Programming Techniques by Leon S. Sterling (Professor and Chair of Software Innovation and Engineering, The University of Melbourne)
Leon S. Sterling (Professor and Chair of Software Innovation and Engineering, The University of Melbourne)
Logic Programming
Used - Very Good
Paperback
MIT Press Ltd
1994-03-10
552
0262691639
9780262691635
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