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Basic Paramodulation
 Information and Computation
, 1995
"... We introduce a class of restrictions for the ordered paramodulation and superposition calculi (inspired by the basic strategy for narrowing), in which paramodulation inferences are forbidden at terms introduced by substitutions from previous inference steps. In addition we introduce restrictions bas ..."
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We introduce a class of restrictions for the ordered paramodulation and superposition calculi (inspired by the basic strategy for narrowing), in which paramodulation inferences are forbidden at terms introduced by substitutions from previous inference steps. In addition we introduce restrictions based on term selection rules and redex orderings, which are general criteria for delimiting the terms which are available for inferences. These refinements are compatible with standard ordering restrictions and are complete without paramodulation into variables or using functional reflexivity axioms. We prove refutational completeness in the context of deletion rules, such as simplification by rewriting (demodulation) and subsumption, and of techniques for eliminating redundant inferences.
Parallel Evaluation Strategies for Functional Logic Languages
 In Proc. of the Fourteenth International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP’97
, 1997
"... We introduce novel, sound, complete, and locally optimal evaluation strategies for functional logic programming languages. Our strategies combine, in a nontrivial way, two landmark techniques in this area: the computation of unifiers performed by needed narrowing in inductively sequential rewrite s ..."
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We introduce novel, sound, complete, and locally optimal evaluation strategies for functional logic programming languages. Our strategies combine, in a nontrivial way, two landmark techniques in this area: the computation of unifiers performed by needed narrowing in inductively sequential rewrite systems and the simultaneous reduction of a necessary set of redexes performed by rewriting in weakly orthogonal, constructorbased rewrite systems. First, we define a sequential strategy similar in scope to other narrowing strategies used in modern lazy functional logic languages. Then, based on the sequential strategy, we define a parallel narrowing strategy that has several noteworthy characteristics: it is the first complete narrowing strategy which evaluates ground expressions in a fully deterministic, optimal way; it computes shortest derivations and minimal sets of solutions on inductively sequential rewrite systems; and when combined with term simplification, it subsumes and improves all r...
The Integration of Functions into Logic Programming: A Survey
, 1994
"... Functional and logic programming are the most important declarative programming paradigms, and interest in combining them has grown over the last decade. Early research concentrated on the definition and improvement of execution principles for such integrated languages, while more recently efficient ..."
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Functional and logic programming are the most important declarative programming paradigms, and interest in combining them has grown over the last decade. Early research concentrated on the definition and improvement of execution principles for such integrated languages, while more recently efficient implementations of these execution principles have been developed so that these languages became relevant for practical applications. In this paper we survey the development of the operational semantics as well as
Symbolic Reachability Analysis Using Narrowing and its Application to Verification of Cryptographic Protocols
 Journal of HigherOrder and Symbolic Computation
, 2004
"... Narrowing was introduced, and has traditionally been used, to solve equations in initial and free algebras modulo a set of equations E. This paper proposes a generalization of narrowing which can be used to solve reachability goals in initial and free models of a rewrite theory R. We show that narro ..."
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Narrowing was introduced, and has traditionally been used, to solve equations in initial and free algebras modulo a set of equations E. This paper proposes a generalization of narrowing which can be used to solve reachability goals in initial and free models of a rewrite theory R. We show that narrowing is sound and weakly complete (i.e., complete for normalized solutions) under reasonable executability assumptions about R. We also show that in general narrowing is not strongly complete, that is, not complete when some solutions can be further rewritten by R. We then identify several large classes of rewrite theories, covering many practical applications, for which narrowing is strongly complete. Finally, we illustrate an application of narrowing to analysis of cryptographic protocols.
On Extra Variables in (Equational) Logic Programming
, 1994
"... Extra variables in a clause are variables which occur in the body but not in the head. It has been argued that extra variables are necessary and contribute to the expressive power of logic languages. In the first part of this paper, we show that this is not true in general. For this purpose, we p ..."
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Extra variables in a clause are variables which occur in the body but not in the head. It has been argued that extra variables are necessary and contribute to the expressive power of logic languages. In the first part of this paper, we show that this is not true in general. For this purpose, we provide a simple syntactic transformation of each logic program into a logic program without extra variables. Moreover, we show a strong correspondence between the original and the transformed program with respect to the declarative and the operational semantics. In the second part of this paper, we use a similar technique to provide new completeness results for equational logic programs with extra variables. In equational logic programming it is well known that extra variables cause problems since narrowing, the standard operational semantics for equational logic programming, may become incomplete in the presence of extra variables. Since extra variables are useful from a programmin...
Leftmost outsidein narrowing calculi
 Journal of Functional Programming
, 1997
"... We present narrowing calculi that are computation models of functionallogic programming languages. The narrowing calculi are based on the notion of the leftmost outsidein reduction of Huet and Lévy. We note the correspondence between the narrowing and reduction derivations, and define the leftmost ..."
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We present narrowing calculi that are computation models of functionallogic programming languages. The narrowing calculi are based on the notion of the leftmost outsidein reduction of Huet and Lévy. We note the correspondence between the narrowing and reduction derivations, and define the leftmost outsidein narrowing derivation. We then give a narrowing calculus OINC that generates the leftmost outsidein narrowing derivations. It consists of several inference rules that perform the leftmost outsidein narrowing. We prove the completeness of OINC using an ordering defined over a narrowing derivation space. In order to use the calculus OINC as a model of computation of functionallogic programming we extend OINC to incorporate strict equality. The extension results in a new narrowing calculus sOINC. We show also that sOINC enjoys the same completeness property as OINC. Key Words narrowing, functionallogic programming, standard reduction derivation, leftmostoutsidein narrowing derivation, narrowing calculus, completeness 1
On Narrowing, Refutation Proofs and Constraints
 Rewriting Techniques and Applications, 6th International Conferenc e, RTA95, LNCS 914
, 1995
"... . We develop a proof technique for dealing with narrowing and refutational theorem proving in a uniform way, clarifying the exact relationship between the existing results in both fields and allowing us to obtain several new results. Refinements of narrowing (basic, LSE, etc.) are instances of the t ..."
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. We develop a proof technique for dealing with narrowing and refutational theorem proving in a uniform way, clarifying the exact relationship between the existing results in both fields and allowing us to obtain several new results. Refinements of narrowing (basic, LSE, etc.) are instances of the technique, but are also defined here for arbitrary (possibly ordering and/or equality constrained or not yet convergent or saturated) Horn clauses, and shown compatible with simplification and other redundancy notions. By narrowing modulo equational theories like AC, compact representations of solutions, expressed by ACequality constraints, can be obtained. Computing ACunifiers is only needed at the end if one wants to "uncompress" such a constraint into its (doubly exponentially many) concrete substitutions. 1 Introduction Answer computation in some logic is at the heart of many applications in computer science, such as (functional) logic programming, automated theorem proving /discoverin...
Narrowing the Narrowing Space
 In 9th Int’l Symp. on Prog. Lang., Implementations, Logics, and Programs (PLILP’97), volume Springer LNCS 1292
, 1997
"... We introduce a framework for managing as a whole the space of a narrowing computation. The aim of our framework is to find a finite representation of an infinite narrowing space. This, in turn, allows us to replace an infinite enumeration of computed answers with an equivalent finite representation. ..."
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We introduce a framework for managing as a whole the space of a narrowing computation. The aim of our framework is to find a finite representation of an infinite narrowing space. This, in turn, allows us to replace an infinite enumeration of computed answers with an equivalent finite representation. We provide a semidecidable condition for this result. Our framework is intended to be used by implementations of functional logic programming languages. Our approach borrows from the memoization technique used in the implementation of functional languages. Since narrowing adds nondeterminism and unifiers to functional evaluation, we develop a new approach based on graphs to memoize the outcome of a goal.