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Re: Storing data and code in a Db with LISP-like interface

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 00:56:12 GMT
Message-ID: <MqC%f.59581$VV4.1100316@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


Nick Malik [Microsoft] wrote:

> Much of the work on semantic machine learning was done in Prolog in the
> 1980s. The problem that Prolog faced was that it was fairly easy, with
> early engines, to create perfectly legal programs that failed to evaluate
> because the logic engine wasn't sophisticated enough to prune the tree
> efficiently. This was solved by researchers at SUNY in New York with the
> XSB prolog system. http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~sbprolog/xsb-page.html
>
> Versions of Prolog exist now for a wide array of platforms, including a
> version of Prolog that compiles to the .Net Framework called P#.
> http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/stg/Psharp/

Cool. I see that P# was based on a similar Prolog to Java compiler called Prolog Cafe.

I wonder how close to compatible the two are? Received on Thu Apr 13 2006 - 19:56:12 CDT

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