On the interpretation of infinite computations in logic programming

  • M. A. Nait Abdallah
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 172)


We study in this paper the operational and greatest fixpoint semantics of infinite computations in logic programming. We show their equivalence in the case of fair derivations, and generalize to infinite computations some important results about finite ones.


Logic Program Logic Programming Derivation Step Successful Derivation Empty Clause 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Nait Abdallah
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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