Logic Programming as a Service


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Roberta Calegari, Enrico Denti, Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini

Theory and Practice of Logic Programming 18(5-6), pages 846-873
September 2018

New generations of distributed systems are opening novel perspectives for logic programming (LP): on the one hand, service-oriented architectures represent nowadays the standard approach for distributed systems engineering; on the other hand, pervasive systems mandate for situated intelligence. In this paper we introduce the notion of Logic Programming as a Service (LPaaS) as a means to address the needs of pervasive intelligent systems through logic engines exploited as a distributed service. First we define the abstract architectural model by re-interpreting classical LP notions in the new context; then we elaborate on the nature of LP interpreted as a service by describing the basic LPaaS interface. Finally, we show how LPaaS works in practice by discussing its implementation in terms of distributed tuProlog engines, accounting for basic issues such as interoperability and configurability.

(keywords) logic programming, distributed systems, service-oriented architectures, pervasive systems, intelligent systems, LPaaS, situatedness

Special Issue “Past and Present (and Future) of Parallel and Distributed Computation in (Constraint) Logic Programming”

Journals & Series

Publication

— authors

— editors

Ferdinando Fioretto, Enrico Pontelli

— status

published

— sort

article in journal

— publication date

September 2018

— journal

Theory and Practice of Logic Programming

— volume

18

— issue

5-6

— pages

846-873

— number of pages

28

URLs

original page

identifiers

— DOI

10.1017/S1471068418000364

— DBLP

journals/tplp/CalegariDMO18

— IRIS

11585/642508

— Scholar

13482792136370336832

— Scopus

2-s2.0-85050006559

— WoS / ISI

000443682000005

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Special Issue “Past and Present (and Future) of Parallel and Distributed Computation in (Constraint) Logic Programming”

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