Surveys in Computer Science

Logic Programming and Databases

Authors: Ceri, Stefano, Gottlob, Georg, Tanca, Letizia

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The topic of logic programming and databases. has gained in­ creasing interest in recent years. Several events have marked the rapid evolution of this field: the selection, by the Japanese Fifth Generation Project, of Prolog and of the relational data model as the basis for the development of new machine archi­ tectures; the focusing of research in database theory on logic queries and on recursive query processing; and the pragmatic, application-oriented development of expert database systems and of knowledge-base systems. As a result, an enormous amount of work has been produced in the recent literature, coupled with the spontaneous growth of several advanced projects in this area. The goal of this book is to present a systematic overview of a rapidly evolving discipline, which is presently not described with the same approach in other books. We intend to introduce stu­ dents and researchers to this new discipline; thus we use a plain, tutorial style, and complement the description of algorithms with examples and exercises. We attempt to achieve a balance be­ tween theoretical foundations and technological issues; thus we present a careful introduction to the new language Datalog, but we also focus on the efficient interfacing of logic programming formalisms (such as Prolog and Datalog) with large databases.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Logic Programming and Databases: An Overview

    Ceri, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • A Review of Relational Databases and Prolog

    Ceri, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 16-26

  • Prolog as a Query Language

    Ceri, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • Coupling Prolog Systems to Relational Databases

    Ceri, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 40-64

  • Overview of Systems for Coupling Prolog to Relational Databases

    Ceri, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 65-74

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Logic Programming and Databases
Authors
Series Title
Surveys in Computer Science
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-83952-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-83952-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-83954-2
Series ISSN
1431-9330
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 284
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