Integration of Quantifier Elimination with Constraint Logic Programming

  • Thomas Sturm
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2385)


We examine the potential of an extension of constraint logic programming, where the admissible constraints are arbitrary first-order formulas over some domain. Constraint solving is realized by effective quantifier elimination. The arithmetic is always exact. We describe the conceptual advantages of our approach and the capabilities of the current implementation clp(rl). Supported domains are currently ℝ, ℂ, and ℚp. For our discussion here we restrict to ℝ.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Sturm
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  1. 1.University of PassauGermany

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