A logic programming language.

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How can one manage thousands of IF…THEN…ELSE rules?

I am considering building an application, which, at its core, would consist of thousands of if...then...else statements. The purpose of the application is to be able to predict how cows move around in ...
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Recent programming language for AI? [closed]

For a few decades the programming language of choice for AI was either Prolog or LISP, and a few more others that are not so well known. Most of them were designed before the 70's. Changes happens a ...
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How should I draw the (special) is predicate, which is used for arithmetic, in a Prolog search tree?

I normally construct my search tree by following the common convention: Place Queries or Goals in need of unification inside node boxes. Write down decision points on the edges, where Prolog has ...
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Trying to break elements which are lists in a list? [closed]

I am trying to write a program which make the following: ?- g([2,3, [22,[3],9] ,4,[5],99],X). X= [2,3,22,[3],9 ,4,5,99] so it searches for lists in the given list and replace it by their elements ...
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Why Aren't Rule Engines Written In Prolog? [closed]

From what I've seen of Prolog, it seems as if it would be ideal for crafting a rule engine for an app. Yet, I don't believe I've ever seen a rule engine written in Prolog. Is there some inherent ...
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Connected components of a graph using Prolog

Given a corner x of an undirected Graph G I would like to ask for the connected component of x, but my first try does not work as desired. Here it is: edge( a,b ). edge( b,a ). edge( b,c ). edge( ...
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Why is Prolog good for AI programming?

I am researching programming languages used for AI programming. I know that LISP is taught as an AI programming language in my university, but Prolog rarely is. I am kind of fond of Prolog, but I'm ...
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Efficient way to find highest value from predicates

I have predicate, that enumerates through backtracking list of values. I want to find highest value from this list. For example: ranked_move(X,Y,R) :- between(0,10,Y), between(0,10,X), ...
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Strategy for writing a logic program

I have had a hard time learning logic programming thus far, and my request for outside resources on this site was met with some opprobrium, so perhaps this question better addresses both my needs and ...
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The relation between Business Rules Engines and Constraint Programming languages

If one looks at (perhaps older) manuals of Drools or some other rule engines, one of the illustrations of their added value is solving puzzles such as the Miss Manners puzzle (manual of Drools). Now, ...
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Prolog parallelism

Are there any prolog interpreters that can functionally decompose your 'programs' in order to improve efficiency? I know there's been research on prolog interpreters that reach near-C speeds through ...
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How Would I Start With Prolog? [closed]

If I wanted to start learning Prolog on Windows, is there any package that would integrate Prolog into Visual Studio 2010? That is, a compiler and templates and so forth for working with Prolog on ...
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Good introduction to metaprogramming in Prolog?

I would like to make for example imperative programs as output of Prolog (shaders of graphic card) and also event-driven programs (game logic) ... also I would like to learn how to metaprogram in ...
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Prolog in current research world [closed]

i've a doubt about using Prolog for my grad school research. Recently, i've presented a small part of my research work which is discussed about logic and prolog in a conference. I got a comment from ...
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Scheme and Functional programming is to “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs” as Prolog and Logic programming is to what book? [closed]

I'm looking for some advice how to get started with Logic programming, and I am really enjoying working through the Scheme book "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs." Is there a similar ...
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Why (not) logic programming?

I have not yet heard about any uses of a logical programming language (such as Prolog) in the software industry, nor do I know of usage of it in hobby programming or open source projects. It (Prolog) ...