Robert A. Kowalski

  • Logic Programming, Volume 1

    The 5th International Conference & Symposium

    Robert A. Kowalski and Kenneth Bowen

    These two volumes collect papers presented at the first joint meeting of the two principal logic programming conferences, held in August of 1988.

    Two-volume set. These two volumes collect papers presented at the first joint meeting of the two principal logic programming conferences, held in August of 1988. The more than fifty contributions cover all aspects of the field, including applications (particularly those that exploit the unique character of logic programming), the role of logic programming in artificial intelligence, deductive databases, relations to other computational paradigms, language issues, methodology, implementations on sequential and parallel architectures, and theory. Logic Programming is included in the Logic Programming series Research Reports and Notes, edited by Ehud Shapiro.

    • Hardcover $85.00
    • Paperback $40.00

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  • The Reasoned Schemer, Second Edition

    The Reasoned Schemer, Second Edition

    Daniel P. Friedman, William E. Byrd, Oleg Kiselyov, and Jason Hemann

    A new edition of a book, written in a humorous question-and-answer style, that shows how to implement  and use an elegant little programming language for logic programming.

    The goal of this book is to show the beauty and elegance of relational programming, which captures the essence of logic programming.  The book shows how to implement a relational programming language in Scheme, or in any other functional language, and demonstrates the remarkable flexibility of the resulting relational programs. As in the first edition, the pedagogical method is a series of questions and answers, which proceed with the characteristic humor that marked The Little Schemer and The Seasoned Schemer. Familiarity with a functional language or with the first five chapters of T he Little Schemer is assumed. 

    For this second edition, the authors have greatly simplified the programming language used in the book, as well as the implementation of the language. In addition to revising the text extensively, and simplifying and revising the “Laws” and “Commandments,” they have added explicit “Translation” rules to ease translation of Scheme functions into relations.

    • Paperback $30.00