The Well-Founded Semantics for General Logic Programs

@article{Gelder1991TheWS,
  title={The Well-Founded Semantics for General Logic Programs},
  author={Allen Van Gelder and Kenneth A. Ross and John S. Schlipf},
  journal={J. ACM},
  year={1991},
  volume={38},
  pages={620-650}
}
A general logic program (abbreviated to \program" hereafter) is a set of rules that have both positive and negative subgoals. It is common to view a deductive database as a general logic program consisting of rules (IDB) sitting above elementary relations (EDB, facts). It is desirable to associate one Herbrand model with a program and think of that model as the \meaning of the program," or its \declarative semantics." Ideally, queries directed to the program would be answered in accordance with… CONTINUE READING
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