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As such, it approaches the ideal of executable program specifications. When working with Prolog, it is important to remember to include the final period and to press the ‘return’ key. You should also create source files for the other three programs covered in the exercises.

A sample run of Nani Search The goal of this book is to make you feel comfortable with The Prolog logicbase of facts and rules The built-in tutkrial prover that allows Prolog to answer questions about the logicbase backtracking search How logical variables are used They are different from the variables in most languages. One of the final tasks will be putting together the top-level command processor.

These include ‘greater than’, ‘less than’, ‘greater or equal than’, and ‘less or equal than.

You should now be able to create and edit source files for Prolog, and be able to load and use them from a Prolog listener. Hello World yes You are now ready to learn Prolog.

A programmer also needs to manipulate the built-in control structure of Prolog in order for the program to execute as desired.

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This appendix contains sample versions of the four programs described in the book. In our sample program we saw three examples of predicates.

This book is designed to be used with a Prolog listener, and will guide you through the building of four applications. A Prolog logicbase exists in the listener’s workspace as a collection of small modular units, called predicates.


Sample program You should now be able to create and prolpg source files for Prolog, and be able to load and use them from a Prolog listener. In fact, the term program does not accurately describe a Prolog collection of executable facts, rules and logical relationships, so you will often see term logicbase used in this book as well. You are in the kitchen. Let’s look at the simple example in more detail. Programming in Prolog is significantly different from conventional procedural programming and requires a readjustment in the way one thinks about programming.

As with any language, the best way to learn Prolog is to use it.

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Each predicate in a program is defined by the existence of one or more clauses in the logicbase. Almost every concept in Prolog can be referred to by synonymous terms. The example is illustrative only, and the concepts involved will be explained in later chapters. They can be used in rules as well. Here is a two-line program, meant to help you learn the mechanics of the editor and your listener.

For the most part, the programmer is freed from having to worry about control structures and transfer of control mechanisms. Prolog is equally adept at supporting top-down or inside-out program development. Load the program in the listener and try it. A Prolog program is a Prolog logicbase.

The adventure game will be covered in detail in the main body of the text, and the others you will build yourself based on the exercises at the end of each chapter. You can”t turn on the cellar’ ,nl, write ‘light, but there is a flash light in the desk in the’ ,nl, write ‘office you might use.

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The predicate should succeed only if the customer is a valid customer with a good credit rating, the item is in stock, and the quantity ordered is less than the quantity in stock. Similarly, we can assert the simple fact that Socrates is a person. It”s going to be a scary night’ ,nl, write ‘and when you get the Nani it”s not going’ ,nl, write ‘to smell right.


With any field of knowledge, the critical concepts of the field are embedded in the definitions of its technical terms. It then asserts the answer. Unification, the built in pattern matcher Extra-logical features like read and write that make the language practical How to control Prolog’s execution behavior Jumping In As with any language, the best way to learn Prolog is to use it. Once you’ve loaded the program, try the following Prolog queries.

As we introduce the vocabulary of Prolog, synonyms from Prolog or other computer science areas for a term will follow in parentheses. Your ammzi is to find the Nani. Each of these three predicates has a tutoeial different flavor. This declarative style of programming is one of Prolog’s major strengths. In classical logic we might say “All people are mortal,” or, rephrased for Prolog, “For all X, X is mortal if X is a person.

Similarly, the exercises will ask you to add predicates to each tuutorial the other applications. We will start with the Nani Search logicbase and quickly move into the commands that examine that logicbase.

Now let’s change the program. Your mission is to find the nani. We can illustrate this at the highest level. One of the terms has a procedural flavor, and the other a data flavor. Go back to the edit window and add the line person plato. In Prolog the normally clear distinction between data and procedure becomes blurred.

In all the listener examples in this book, you enter the text after the prompt? These are the adventure game Nani Searchthe intelligent genealogical logicbase Familythe customer order entry system Custordand the expert system Birds.