Unified Relational Framework for Programming Paradigm Combination

Part of the Applied Logic Series book series (APLS, volume 3)


The goal of this work is to provide a clean formal framework to support a development methodology for programs integrating modules of different paradigms (e.g., Horn clauses modules, equational modules, functional modules, constraints based modules, …) Modules can be developed each in its own paradigm, the framework presents a uniform and high-level view allowing to make reasoning about those modules, to build them using a uniform methodology and to combine them adequately in a realistic program.


Logic Program Implementation Strategy Operational Semantic Deduction System Language Restriction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut d’InformatiqueUniversity of NamurBelgium

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