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Programming for Computer Science - Christopher Dawe

Programming for Computer Science

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Prolog is important as one of the major programming languages. Beginning with a chapter on logic (which makes the book particularly useful to undergraduate students), Prolog for Computer Science provides a comprehensive tutorial that assumes no prior knowledge of programming. There are lots of realistic examples and case-studies, including an English-Dutch translator.

1 * Prolog.- 1.1 Why Learn Prolog?.- 1.2 Why Use this book?.- 1.3 Prolog.- 1.4 Limitations of Prolog.- 1.5 Past, Present and Future.- 1.6 Accessibility.- 2 * Logic.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Traditional Logic.- 2.3 Symbolic Logic.- 2.4 Predicate Logic.- 2.5 Deductive Systems in the Real World.- 3 * Logic Programming.- 3.1 Predicate Logic for Prolog.- 3.2 Clauses in Predicate Logic.- 3.3 Resolution.- 3.4 Computation Rules.- 4 * Prolog Syntax.- 4.1 Entering Statements at Prolog's Command Line.- 4.2 Using a Text Editor to Write a Program.- 4.3 Comments.- 4.4 Terms.- 4.5 Predicates.- 4.6 Clauses.- 4.7 Variables.- 4.8 Logical Connectives.- 4.9 Rules.- 4.10 Empty Heads.- 4.11 Making Queries.- 4.12 Built-in Predicates.- 4.13 Operators.- 4.14 Declaring an Operator.- 4.15 Blank Variables.- 4.16 Equality.- 4.17 Recursion.- 4.18 Updating a Running Program.- 4.19 Lists.- 4.20 Applications.- 5 * Goal Searching and Its Control.- 5.1 Goals.- 5.2 Search Control.- 5.3 Extra Search Control Predicates.- 6 * Arithmetic and Mathematics.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Arithmetic Predicates.- 6.3 Programs Using Arithmetic Predicates.- 6.4 Mathematical Functions.- 6.5 Mathematical Operations.- 6.6 Application.- 7 * Input and Output Predicates.- 7.1 User Interaction.- 7.2 write (term) and read (term).- 7.3 get (Ascii), getO (Ascii) and put (Ascii).- 7.4 tab (I) and ni.- 7.5 name (atom, code).- 7.6 Using Data Files.- 7.7 Controlling the Input and Output Streams.- 8 * Data Structures.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Lists.- 8.3 Operations on Lists.- 8.4 Semantic Networks.- 8.5 Frames.- 8.6 If ... Then ... Rules.- 9 * Preventing and Removing Program Errors.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Errors in the Modelling Process.- 9.3 Syntax Errors.- 9.4 Type Testing of Terms.- 9.5 More on Type Testing.- 9.6 Programming Style.- 9.7 Errors Due to Search Control.- 9.8 Debugging.- 10 * Natural Languages.- 10.1 Parsing.- 10.2 An English to Dutch Translator.- 11 * Philosophical Issues.- 11.1 Introduction.- 11.2 Machine Intelligence.- 11.3 Empirical Significance.- 12 * Parallel Processing Prolog.- 12.1 Parallel Processing.- 12.2 Parallel Processing for Prolog.- Appendix 1.- Dictionary of Built-in Predicates.- Appendix 2.- Glossary of Terms.- Appendix 3.- Common Error Statements.- Appendix 4.- ASCII Codes.- Appendix 5.- List of Operator Precedences.- Appendix 6.- Prolog Versions.- Appendix 7.- Further Reading.- Appendix 8.- Leashing Directory.- References.- Answers to Selected Questions.

ISBN: 9783540198116
ISBN-10: 3540198113
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 18.54  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.39