Adventure in Prolog

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This book is aimed at the programmer who wishes to learn the advantages of programming in Prolog. It takes a pragmatic rather than theoretical approach to the language, using a full programming example rather than code fragments. The various features of Prolog, such as logic definitions, symbolic reasoning, database manipulation, natural language, I/O, and flow of control, are taught through the step-by-step development of an adventure game - an excellent and fun vehicle for showing Prolog's power. Through the ...

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Overview

This book is aimed at the programmer who wishes to learn the advantages of programming in Prolog. It takes a pragmatic rather than theoretical approach to the language, using a full programming example rather than code fragments. The various features of Prolog, such as logic definitions, symbolic reasoning, database manipulation, natural language, I/O, and flow of control, are taught through the step-by-step development of an adventure game - an excellent and fun vehicle for showing Prolog's power. Through the exercises the reader applies the skill learned to the development of three other applications: an intelligent genealogical database, an expert system, and a business application. The unusual run-time behavior and variable binding of Prolog - the sources of its power - are fully explained through diagrams and traces so they can be effectively used by the programmer. It is recommended (but not required) that the reader use a Prolog interpreter to experiment with the language and application described in the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461280071
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Compass International Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started.- Jumping In.- Logic Programming.- Jargon.- 2 Facts.- Nani Search.- Exercises.- 3 Simple Queries.- How Queries Work.- Exercises.- 4 Compound Queries.- Built-in Predicates.- Exercises.- 5 Rules.- How Rules Work.- Using Rules.- Exercises.- 6 Arithmetic.- Exercises.- 7 Managing Data.- Exercises.- 8 Recursion.- How Recursion Works.- Pragmatics.- Exercises.- 9 Data Structures.- Exercises.- 10 Unification.- Exercises.- 11 Lists.- Using the List Utilities.- Exercises.- 12 Operators.- Exercises.- 13 Cut.- Using the Cut.- Exercises.- 14 Control Structures.- Recursive Control Loop.- Tail Recursion.- Exercises.- 15 Natural Language.- Difference Lists.- Natural Language Front End.- Definite Clause Grammar.- Reading Sentences.- Exercises.- Nani Search.- Family.- Custord.- Birds.- Predicate Index.

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