Logic for representing and implementing knowledge about system behaviour

  • D. R. Gilbert
  • C. J. Hogger
Part 2: Logic and Logic Programming
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 617)


We show how standard logic programming can be used for representing and implementing knowledge about the behaviour of computational systems. We present a very simple framework, applicable to both sequential and concurrent systems, in which state transitions can be defined in definite-clause logic and composed into complete processes by programs constructed from predetermined schemata for graph-traversal. These may be used to derive concrete logic programs which either simulate those systems directly or compute just those relations determined by the processes which terminate.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Gilbert
    • 1
  • C. J. Hogger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ComputingImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineUSA

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