This book teaches the techniques of Logic
Programming through the Prolog language. Prolog has been used for a wide
variety of applications, including as the basis for a standard knowledge
representation language for the Semantic Web - the next generation of
internet technology; it is one of the principal languages used by researchers
in Artificial Intelligence.
Logic Programming with Prolog does not assume that the
reader is an experienced programmer with a strong background in Mathematics,
Logic or Artificial Intelligence. It starts from scratch and aims to take
the reader to a point where they can soon write powerful programs in the
Suitable both as an introductory textbook and for independent
study, the programs in this book are written using the standard Edinburgh
syntax and should run unchanged in virtually any version of Prolog. A
full glossary of the technical terms used is included and each chapter
has self-assessment exercises.