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Operational and denotational semantics of PROLOG

B. Arbab

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Published
**1986**
by IBM Scientific Center in Los Angeles
.

Written in English

**Edition Notes**

Statement | [by] B. Arbab [and] D. M. Berry. |

Series | IBM Los Angeles Scientific Center Report -- G320-2778 |

Contributions | Berry, D. M. |

ID Numbers | |
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Open Library | OL13840443M |

From the Publisher: "First book-length exposition of the denotational (or `mathematical' or `functional') approach to the formal semantics of programming languages (in contrast to `operational' and `axiomatic' approaches). two semantics to the case of Prolog while preserving their equivalence. The language B will be investigated again in this paper, but now more as a guinea pig. We will use it to test a new idea for proving equivalence of operational and denotational semantics based on cpo’s. The main virtue of B in this respect is that although it is a sequen

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): We present an operational model O and a continuation based denotational model D for a uniform variant of Prolog, including the cut operator. The two semantical definitions make use of higher order transformations F and Y, respectively. We prove O and D equivalent in a novel way by ?doi= that rewrite programs have the same semantics as Prolog except for a diﬀer-ent evaluation mechanism. Surprisingly enough, this is not true in general. In this paper we present a more precise operational and denotational seman-tics and show how rewrite programs can avoid certain inﬁnite loops which occur in similar Prolog ~bonacina/papers/

Several alternative semantics have been put forward, exposing operational details of the computation state. We propose instead to redesign Prolog around structured alternatives to the cut and clauses, keeping the expressive power and computation model but with a compositional denotational semantics over much simpler states—just variable :// We present an operational model O and a continuation based denotational model D for a uniform variant of PROLOG, including the cut operator. The two semantical definitions make use of higher order transformations Phi and Psi, ://

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SEMANTICS OF PROLOG (2) Apply the transformation of [3] to produce the desired denotational continuation semantics of PROLOG.

The reader is assumed to be familiar with the basics and the notation of VDL, PROLOG, and denotational semantics. The references [11, 16, 5, 7] provide good background on all of these topics. :// J. LOGIC PROGRAMMING OPERATIONAL AND DENOTATIONAL SEMANTICS OF PROLOG BIJAN ARBAB AND DANIEL M.

BERRY*+ D A Vienna Definition Language operational semantics of PROLOG, which includes the cut, the database, and the extra-logical operations, is :// J. LOGIC PROGRAMMING 61 DENOTATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL SEMANTICS FOR PROLOG* SAUMYA K. DEBRAY AND PRATEEK MISHRA D The semantics of PROLOG programs is usually given in terms of the model theory of first-order logic, However, this does not adequately characterize Enter the password to open this PDF file: Cancel OK.

File name: Denotational and operational semantics for prolog_专业资料 17人阅读|4次下载 Denotational and operational semantics for prolog_专业资料。Abstract: The semantics of Prolog programs is usually given in terms of the model theory of first order :// Prolog.

Section 4 discusses the semantics of Prolog with cut. Section 5 applies the semantics to validate two optimizing transformations of Prolog programs, and Section 6 concludes the paper. Appendices 1 and 2 contain the proofs of equivalence between the denotational and operational semantics for the cut-free and the cut cases respectively.

2 ~debray/Publications/ J. LOGIC PROGRAMMING 61 DENOTATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL SEMANTICS FOR PROLOG* SAUMYA K. DEB AND PEEK MISH The semantics of PROLOG programs is usually given in terms of the model theory of first-order logic.

However, this does not adequately characterize the computational behavior of PROLOG :// We use dynamic algebras to give an operational semantics for Prolog which, far from being hopelessly complicated, unnatural or machine-dependent, is simple, natural and abstract and in particular supports the process oriented understanding of programs by programmers.

In spite of its abstractness, our semantics can easily be made machine Arbab, B. & Berry, D. Operational and Denotational Semantics of Prolog.J.

Logic Programming 4, pp. – Google Scholar We use dynamic algebras to give an operational semantics for Prolog which, far from being hopelessly complicated, unnatural or machine-dependent, is simple, natural and abstract and in particular supports the process oriented understanding of programs by programmers.

In spite of its abstractness, our semantics is machine :// Operational and goal-independent denotational semantics for Prolog with cut Fausto Spoto* Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Pisa, Corso Italia, 40, Pisa, Italy Received 7 July ; received in revised form 10 November ; accepted 9 February Abstract In this paper we propose an operational and a denotational semantics for Abstract.

We present a new operational semantics for Prolog which covers all constructs in the corresponding ISO standard (including “non-logical” concepts like cuts, meta-programming, “all solution” predicates, dynamic predicates, and exception handling).

In contrast to the classical operational semantics for logic programming, our semantics is linear and not The operational semantics of the quantum while-language is carefully presented, and the denotational semantics of quantum while-programs is systematically investigated.

For convenience of the reader, the basics of lattice theory and domain theory needed in defining the denotational semantics are briefly :// In this paper we propose a denotational semantics for Prolog and an approach to the abstract interpretation of Prolog programs; we deal with the control rules of Prolog and the cut :// Moreover, the equivalence of this denotational semantics and an operational semantics for Prolog is a straightforward generalization for the congruence proof of B.

Secondly, our denotational semantics uses continuations. This has several advantages over earlier semantics which (essentially) are based on a direct approach. (See [Br] for a ?doi=&rep=rep1&type=pdf.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda):: The semantics of Prolog programs is usually given in terms of the model theory of first order logic. However, this does not adequately characterize the computational behavior of Prolog programs.

Prolog implementations typically use a sequential evaluation strategy based on the textual order of ?doi= In the following sections we describe the operational semantics of NIL using logic programs. In the ﬁnal section we conclude and discuss related work, in particular the denotational semantics of NIL.

Idea We have the following characteristics of NIL: – A simple notion of a state. – A simple formal semantics of the basic ?doi=&rep=rep1&type=pdf. "First book-length exposition of the denotational (or mathematical' or functional') approach to the formal semantics of programming languages (in contrast to operational' and axiomatic' approaches).

Treats various kinds of languages, beginning with the pure-lambda-calculus and progressing through languages with states, commands, jumps, and :// CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract: The semantics of Prolog programs is usually given in terms of the model theory of first order logic.

However, this does not adequately characterize the computational behavior of Prolog programs. Prolog implementations typically use a sequential evaluation strategy based on the textual ?doi= First a uniform language ℬ is studied, which captures the control flow aspects of PROLOG.

The denotational semantics for ℬ is proven equivalent to a transition system based operational semantics. The congruence proof relies on the representation of the operational semantics as a chain of approximations and on a convenient induction ://. In this article, we provide a formal specification of Byrd’s box model, based on an already existing operational and denotational continuation semantics for Prolog with :// "First book-length exposition of the denotational (or `mathematical' or `functional') approach to the formal semantics of programming languages (in contrast to `operational' and `axiomatic' approaches).

Written for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, Foundations for Programming Languages uses a series of typed lambda calculi to study the axiomatic, operational, and denotational semantics of sequential programming ://