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All employees at a hotel serve all guests at the hotel. All employees dislike the owner of the workplace. Basil dislikes Manuel. ”. 3 Give the Herbrand universe and Herbrand base of the following definite program: p(f (X)) ← q(X, g(X)). q(a, g(b)). q(b, g(b)). 4 Give the Herbrand universe and Herbrand base of the following definite program: p(s(X), Y, s(Z)) ← p(X, Y, Z). p(0, X, X). 5 Consider the Herbrand universe consisting of the constants a, b, c and d. Let be the Herbrand interpretation: {p(a), p(b), q(a), q(b), q(c), q(d)} Which of the following formulas are true in (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) ?

Show that p(sn (0)) ∈ TP ↑ m iff n < m. 9 Let P be a definite program and is a model of P iff TP ( ) ⊆ . a Herbrand interpretation. Show that Chapter 3 SLD-Resolution This chapter introduces the inference mechanism which is the basis of most logic programming systems. The idea is a special case of the inference rule called the resolution principle — an idea that was first introduced by J. A. Robinson in the mid-sixties for a richer language than definite programs. As a consequence, only a specialization of this rule, that applies to definite programs, is presented here.

In a logic program there is generally no such knowledge available and the question arises how to compute the solutions of an equation without any knowledge about the interpretation of the symbols. For example: . f (X, g(Y )) = f (a, g(X)) (7) Clearly it is no longer possible to apply all the transformations that were applied above since the interpretation of f /2, g/1 is no longer fixed. However, any solution of the equations: . {X = a, g(Y ) = g(X)} (8) must clearly be a solution of equation (7).

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