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OLD resolution with tabulation

  • Hisao Tamaki
  • Taisuke Sato
Session 1b: Theory And Complexity
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 225)

Abstract

To resolve the search-incompleteness of depth-first logic program interpreters, a new interpretation method based on the tabulation technique is developed and modeled as a refinement to SLD resolution. Its search space completeness is proved, and a complete search strategy consisting of iterated stages of depth-first search is presented. It is also proved that for programs defining finite relations only, the method under an arbitrary search strategy is terminating and complete.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hisao Tamaki
    • 1
  • Taisuke Sato
    • 2
  1. 1.Ibaraki UniversityHitachiJapan
  2. 2.Electrotechnical LaboratorySakuramuraJapan

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