Programming in Prolog

Using the ISO Standard

Authors: Clocksin, William, Mellish, Christopher S.

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About this Textbook

Originally published in 1981, this was the first textbook on programming in the Prolog language and is still the definitive introductory text on Prolog. Though many Prolog textbooks have been published since, this one has withstood the test of time because of its comprehensiveness, tutorial approach, and emphasis on general programming applications.

Prolog has continued to attract a great deal of interest in the computer science community, and has turned out to be the basis for an important new generation of programming languages and systems for Artificial Intelligence. Since the previous edition of Programming in Prolog, the language has been standardised by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and this book has been updated accordingly. The authors have also introduced some new material, clarified some explanations, corrected a number of minor errors, and removed appendices about Prolog systems that are now obsolete.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:

"This is the fifth and the most recent edition of a legendary book … . It was probably the first introductory Prolog book and it is still the most gentle introduction to Prolog for everyone, including non-computer scientists. … the book is as great as ever as an introductory text for Prolog. When a newbie asks for an introduction to Prolog, the best advice is still Clocksin & Mellish." (Bart Demoen, TLP-Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, Vol. 5 (3), 2005)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Tutorial Introduction

    Clocksin, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • A Closer Look

    Clocksin, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Using Data Structures

    Clocksin, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • Backtracking and the “Cut”

    Clocksin, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 73-98

  • Input and Output

    Clocksin, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 99-118

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eBook $29.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $42.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-00678-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Programming in Prolog
Book Subtitle
Using the ISO Standard
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55481-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55481-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-00678-7
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XIV, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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