## CONJUNCTIVE PARTIAL DEDUCTION: FOUNDATIONS, CONTROL, ALGORITHMS, AND EXPERIMENTS (1999)

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Venue: | J. LOGIC PROGRAMMING 1999:41:233–277 233 |

Citations: | 42 - 19 self |

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@MISC{Schreye99conjunctivepartial,

author = {Danny De Schreye and Robert Glück and Michael Leuschel and Jesper Jørgensen and Bern Martens and Morten Heine Sørensen},

title = { CONJUNCTIVE PARTIAL DEDUCTION: FOUNDATIONS, CONTROL, ALGORITHMS, AND EXPERIMENTS},

year = {1999}

}

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### Abstract

Partial deduction in the Lloyd-Shepherdson framework cannot achieve certain optimisations which are possible by unfold/fold transformations. We introduce conjunctive partial deduction, an extension of partial deduction accommodating such optimisations, e.g., tupling and deforestation. We first present a framework for conjunctive partial deduction, extending the Lloyd-Shepherdson framework by considering conjunctions of atoms (instead of individual atoms) for specialisation and renaming. Correctness results are given for the framework with respect to computed answer semantics, least Herbrand model semantics, and finite failure semantics. Maintaining the well-known distinction between local and global control, we describe a basic algorithm for conjunctive partial deduction, and refine it into a concrete algorithm for which we prove termination. The problem of finding suitable renamings which remove redundant arguments turns out to be important, so we give an independent technique for this. A fully automatic implementation has been undertaken, which always terminates.