Computational Logic: Logic Programming and Beyond: Essays in by Maurice Bruynooghe, Luís Moniz Pereira, Jörg H. Siekmann,

By Maurice Bruynooghe, Luís Moniz Pereira, Jörg H. Siekmann, Maarten van Emden (auth.), Antonis C. Kakas, Fariba Sadri (eds.)

Alan Robinson This set of essays can pay tribute to Bob Kowalski on his sixtieth birthday, an anniversary which supplies his buddies and co-workers an excuse to rejoice his occupation as an unique philosopher, a charismatic communicator, and a forceful highbrow chief. The good judgment programming group hereby and herein conveys its admire and due to him for his pivotal position in developing and fostering the conceptual paradigm that is its raison d’Œtre. the range of pursuits coated the following displays the range of Bob’s matters. learn on. it truly is an highbrow ceremonial dinner. ahead of you start, allow me to ship him a short own, yet public, message: Bob, how correct you have been, and the way flawed i used to be. I should still clarify. while Bob arrived in Edinburgh in 1967 answer used to be as but really new, having taken a number of years to develop into in any respect widely recognized. examine teams to enquire numerous elements of solution sprang up at a number of associations, the single geared up via Bernard Meltzer at Edinburgh college being one of the first. For the half-dozen years that Bob was once a number one member of Bernard’s staff, i used to be a widespread customer to it, and that i observed loads of him. We had many discussions approximately common sense, computation, and language.

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Not only do logic programs lack the assignment statement of imperative programming languages, but they lack the shared environment needed to implement at a high level the kind of multi-agent systems that occur in nature. No wonder, then, that concurrent logic programming languages have not caught on. They lack the destructive assignment statement of imperative programming languages, and they lack the shared environment needed for high-level multi-agent systems. And all of this is because they can only think declaratively about actions, without actually being able to perform them.

You alert the driver to an emergency if you press the alarm signal button. The first sentence is an integrity constraint, in which the condition is an observation and the conclusion is a goal that needs to be achieved. The second and third sentences are logic programming clauses, which reduce that goal to an action that needs to be performed. The World as a Model The vision of the future that emerges from these considerations is of an agent that uses abductive logic programs, to pursue its own goals, together with integrity constraints, to maintain a harmonious relationship with the world that surrounds it.

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