Properties of Input-Consuming Derivations


Bossi, Annalisa and Etalle, Sandro and Rossi, Sabina (1999) Properties of Input-Consuming Derivations. In: Sandro Etalle & Jan-Georg Smaus (Eds.), Workshop on Verification of Logic Programs. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 30 (1). Elsevier, pp. 102-124.

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Abstract:We study the properties of input-consuming derivations of moded logic programs. Input-consuming derivations do not employ a fixed selection rule, and can be used to model the behavior of logic programs using dynamic scheduling and employing constructs such as delay declarations.
We consider the class of nicely-moded programs and queries. We show that for these programs one part of the well-known Switching Lemma holds also for input-consuming derivations. Furthermore, we provide conditions which guarantee that all input-consuming derivations starting in a Nicely-Moded query are finite. The method presented here is easy to apply and generalizes other related works.
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Copyright:© 1999 Elsevier
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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