Manuel V. Hermenegildo

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Traditional schemes for abstract interpretation-based global analysis of logic programs generally focus on obtaining procedure argument mode and type information. Variable sharing information is often given only the attention needed to preserve the correctness of the analysis. However, such sharing information can be very useful. In particular, it can be(More)
An Independent And-Parallel Prolog model and implementation, ¿¿-Prolog, are described. The description includes a summary of the system's architecture, some details of its execution model (based on the RAP-WAM model), and most importantly, its performance on sequential workstations and shared memory multiprocessors as compared with state-of-the-art Prolog(More)
The technique of Abstract Interpretation has allowed the development of very sophisticated global program analyses which are at the same time provably correct and practical. We present in a tutorial fashion a novel program development framework which uses abstract interpretation as a fundamental tool. The framework uses modular, incremental abstract(More)
In this paper we present a novel execution model for parallel implementation of logic programs which is capable of exploiting both independent and-parallelism and or-parallelism in an efficient way. This model extends the stack copying approach, which has been successfully applied in the Muse system to implement or-parallelism, by integrating it with proven(More)
In this paper, abstract interpretation algorithms are described for computing the sharmg as well as the freeness information about the run-time instantiations of program variables. An abstract domain is proposed which accurately and concisely represents combined freeness and sharing information for program variables. Abstract unification and all other(More)
While logic programming languages offer a great deal of scope for parallelism, there is usually some overhead associated with the execution of goals in parallel because of the work involved in task creation and scheduling. In practice, therefore, the “granularity” of a goal, i.e. an estimate of the work available under it, should be taken into(More)
It is generally recognized that information about the runtime cost of computations can be useful for a variety of applications, including program transformation, granularity control during parallel execution, and query optimization in deductive databases. Most of the work to date on compile-time cost estimation of logic programs has focused on the(More)
We discuss from a practical point of view a number of issues involved in writing distributed Internet and WWW applications using LP/CLP systems. We describe PiLLoW, a publicdomain Internet and WWW programming library for LP/CLP systems that we have designed in order to simplify the process of writing such applications. PiLLoW provides facilities for(More)