An Introduction to Logic Programming Through Prolog (Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science)

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9780135360477: An Introduction to Logic Programming Through Prolog (Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science)

This is one of the few texts that combines three essential theses in the study of logic programming: the logic that gives logic programs their unique character: the practice of programming effectively using the logic; and the efficient implementation of logic programming on computers. The book begins with a gentle introduction to logic programming using a number of simple examples, followed by a concise and self-contained account of the logic behind Prolog programming. This leads to a discussion of methods of writing programs so that the process of deriving anwers from them is as efficient as possible. The techniques are illustrated by practical examples and the final part of the book explains how logic programming can be implented efficiently. It includes source code for a small but Complete Prolog implementation written in Pascal. The implementation is capable of running all the programs presented in the book, and is available via the Internet.

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Logic Programming has increasing significance in computer science beyond the current fashion for expert systems. This book presents logic programming in the wider context of software engineering.

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Using theory as a foundation for practical programming, this book presents the theory of logic programming with clear proofs, extended examples, and implementation techniques. It covers logical theory, practical programming, and the structure of a simple Prolog implementation.

For software engineers and programmers.Previously announced in 12/93 PTR Catalog.

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