Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-768ffcd9cc-6vg6l Total loading time: 0.257 Render date: 2022-11-29T20:51:29.253Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "displayNetworkTab": true, "displayNetworkMapGraph": false, "useSa": true } hasContentIssue false

Editorial

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 April 2001

Rights & Permissions[Opens in a new window]

Abstract

HTML view is not available for this content. However, as you have access to this content, a full PDF is available via the ‘Save PDF’ action button.

The publication of this first issue of the Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP) is an important milestone in the history of logic programming. The field of logic programming started in the early 1970s and is based on the seminal work of J. Alan Robinson who developed the well-known Robinson resolution principle that revolutioned the field of automated reasoning and upon which logic programming is based. The field of logic programming was created by Alain Colmerauer and Robert Kowalski in the early 1970sIn addition to Colmerauer and Kowalski, others had conceived of similar concepts at about the same time: Ted Elcock developed a system ABSET, which was basically a logic programming system and Carl Hewitt developed Planner, which although advertised as a procedural-oriented system, had a declarative component.. Alain Colmerauer and his group developed the first logic programming language, Prolog (PROgrammation en LOGique).

Robert Kowalski modified the resolution principle by limiting it to Horn clauses and by extending it to a formalism amenable for computing. His work with van Emden provided semantic foundations to this approach to programming. The importance of logic programming is that it is a declarative rather than a procedural programming language.

Type
Editorial
Copyright
© 2001 Cambridge University Press
You have Access

Save article to Kindle

To save this article to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Editorial
Available formats
×

Save article to Dropbox

To save this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you used this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Dropbox account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Editorial
Available formats
×

Save article to Google Drive

To save this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you used this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Google Drive account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Editorial
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response

Please enter your response.

Your details

Please enter a valid email address.

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *