About this book


As the first monograph in the field, this state-of-the-art survey provides a rigorous presentation of logic programs as representational and reasoning tools.
The authors used this book successfully as a text for a MSc course. The use of logic programming for various types of reasoning, particularly for nonmonotonic reasoning, is thoroughly investigated and illustrated and a variety of knowledge representation formalisms, like default negation, integrity constraints, default rules, etc., are treated in depth. Besides the main text, detailed introductory background and motivational information is included together with a bibliography listing 215 entries as well as the listing of the Prolog interpreter used in the text for running numerous examples.


Constraint Prolog knowledge knowledge representation logic nonmonotonic reasoning programming

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-61488-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61488-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68674-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
  • About this book