The Practice of Prolog
342 pp., 7 x 9 in,
- Published: January 1, 2003
- Published: October 30, 1990
Addressed to readers at different levels of programming expertise, The Practice of Prolog offers a departure from current books that focus on small programming examples requiring additional instruction in order to extend them to full programming projects. It shows how to design and organize moderate to large Prolog programs, providing a collection of eight programming projects, each with a particular application, and illustrating how a Prolog program was written to solve the application. These range from a simple learning program to designing a database for molecular biology to natural language generation from plans and stream data analysis.
A Simple Learning Program, Richard O'Keefe • Designing a Prolog Database for Molecular Biology, Ewing Lusk, Robert Olson, Ross Overbeek, Steve Tuecke • Parallelizing a Pascal Compiler, Eran Gabber • PREDITOR: A Prolog-Based VLSI Editor, Peter B. Reintjes • Assisting Register Transfer Level Hardware Design, Paul Drongowski • Design and Implementation of a Partial Evaluation System, Arun Lakhotia, Leon Sterling • Natural Language Generation from Plans, Chris Mellish • Stream Data Analysis in Prolog, Stott Parker
The raison d'etre of this book is to encourage programmers to use Prolog in their day-to-day work. Personally, I find the language exciting to use. More pragmatically, I have seen how certain moderately sized pieces of software are far easier to write in Prolog than in any other language with which I am familiar.