Partial Deduction in Disjunctive Logic Programming
Chiaki Sakama and Hirohisa Seki
Journal of Logic Programming 32:229-245, 1997.
This paper presents a partial deduction method in disjunctive logic
programming. Partial deduction in normal logic programs is based on
unfolding between normal clauses, hence it is not applicable to
disjunctive logic programs in general.
Then we introduce a new partial deduction technique,
called disjunctive partial deduction, which preserves the minimal model
semantics of positive disjunctive programs and the stable model semantics
of normal disjunctive programs.
From the procedural side, disjunctive partial deduction is combined with
a bottom-up proof procedure of disjunctive logic programs, and
top-down partial deduction is introduced for query optimization.
Disjunctive partial deduction is also applied to optimizing
abductive logic programs and compiling propositional disjunctive programs.
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