Non-deterministic Concurrent Logic Programming In Pandora


Non-deterministic Concurrent Logic Programming In Pandora
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This monograph is the first comprehensive study of the design, application, and implementation of Pandora, a new parallel logic programming language. Pandora combines stream and-parallelism with don’t-know non-determinism in a unified and efficient manner. As a result, it provides a programming paradigm of non-deterministic concurrent communicating processes, which opens up interesting application areas that cannot conveniently be expressed in existing logic programming languages. The author describes the use of Pandora for constraint programming, solving resource allocation problems, heuristic search, and distributed discrete event simulation. The final chapters describe in detail the implementation of Pandora on single- as well as multi-processor architectures.The volume is aimed at the community of logic programming students and professionals, as well as researchers and professionals in artificial intelligence. It will also be of great interest to researchers in programming language design and parallel processing. s