Qualified Computations in Functional Logic Programming
Qualification has been recently introduced as a generalization of uncertainty in the field of Logic Programming. In this paper we investigate a more expressive language for First-Order Functional Logic Programming with Constraints and Qualification. We present a Rewriting Logic which characterizes the intended semantics of programs, and a prototype implementation based on a semantically correct program transformation. Potential applications of the resulting language include flexible information retrieval. As a concrete illustration, we show how to write program rules to compute qualified answers for user queries concerning the books available in a given library.
KeywordsConstraints Functional Logic Programming Program Transformation Qualification Rewriting Logic
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