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“Programing in goals” as an alternative to defining APIs (from B. Victor's talk The Future of Programming )

In his talk The Future of Programming, in the third section of the talk about "programming using goals", Bret Victor says this: https://vimeo.com/71278954 [15:20] What won't work, what would ...
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Term Rewriting vs Unification

How is term rewriting different from unification, and what's the difference between term rewriting languages and logic programming, like Prolog?
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Open Standard Prolog Knowledge Bases [closed]

Are there any standard Prolog knowledge bases available anywhere that have the same purpose as Cyc, namely to encode generally accepted common sense and human knowledge? Typically containing ...
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Logic and Functional programming [closed]

I have a subject Introduction to logic and functional programming but the course is not provided in detail. This is the provided course. Introduction to declarative programming paradigms. The ...
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FOL substitution - is it possible to substitute two variables with each other? e.g. $\theta=\{x/y,y/x\}$?

Let $C = m(P,X,Y) \leftarrow m(Q,X,Z), m(R,Z,Y)$. Is it possible to do the following substitution? $D = C\theta$ where $\theta = \{Q/R,R/Q\}$ s.t. $D = m(P,X,Y) \leftarrow m(R,X,Z),m(Q,Z,Y)$
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What makes PROLOG Turing-complete?

I know that it can be proven PROLOG is Turing-complete by constructing a program that simulates a Turing machine like this: ...
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Abduction in ASP

Well, forgive my ignorance about the matter as I have been playing with ASP for the last couple of days. Consider this simple example p. s :- p. And the ...
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Proper terminology in Prolog/logical programming theory?

I have a good understanding of how to program using logic languages, but I'm currently writing up a paper describing some of my work, and I wanted to ensure that I wasn't abusing the proper ...
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What is the state of the art in encapsulated search in functional logic programming?

I am particularly interested in solutions to the problem that encapsulated search can depend on the order of evaluation. According to [1], encapsulated search in PAKCS depends on the order of ...
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How to implement a prolog interpreter in a purely functional language?

Is there a clear reference, with pseudo-code, on how to go about implementing a Prolog interpreter in a purely functional language? That which I have found so far seems to deal only with imperative ...
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Can constraint satisfaction problems be solved with Prolog?

Is "party attendance" type of problems solvable in Prolog? For example: Burdock Muldoon and Carlotta Pinkstone both said they would come if Albus Dumbledore came. Albus Dumbledore and Daisy ...