© 2002

Computational Logic: Logic Programming and Beyond

Essays in Honour of Robert A. Kowalski Part II

  • Antonis C. Kakas
  • Fariba Sadri

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2408)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2408)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Logic in Databases and Information Integration

    1. Paolo Baldan, Paolo Mancarella, Alessandra Raffaetà, Franco Turini
      Pages 1-40
    2. Diego Calvanese, Giuseppe De Giacomo, Maurizio Lenzerini
      Pages 41-60
    3. Sergio Greco, Domenico Saccà
      Pages 61-82
    4. Paolo Mascellani, Dino Pedreschi
      Pages 83-108
  3. Automated Reasoning

    1. Alan Bundy
      Pages 160-177
    2. Ryuzo Hasegawa, Hiroshi Fujita, Miyuki Koshimura, Yasuyuki Shirai
      Pages 178-213
    3. Eugenio G. Omodeo, Jacob T. Schwartz
      Pages 214-230
  4. Non-deductive Reasoning

    1. Stefania Costantini
      Pages 253-288
    2. Phan Minh Dung, Paolo Mancarella, Francesca Toni
      Pages 289-310
    3. Katsumi Inoue
      Pages 311-341
  5. Logic for Action and Change

    1. José Júlio Alferes, Luís Moniz Pereira
      Pages 382-412
    2. Michael Gelfond
      Pages 413-451
    3. Rob Miller, Murray Shanahan
      Pages 452-490
  6. Logic, Language, and Learning

    1. James Cussens
      Pages 491-505
    2. Veronica Dahl
      Pages 506-525

About this book


Alan Robinson This set of essays pays tribute to Bob Kowalski on his 60th birthday, an anniversary which gives his friends and colleagues an excuse to celebrate his career as an original thinker, a charismatic communicator, and a forceful intellectual leader. The logic programming community hereby and herein conveys its respect and thanks to him for his pivotal role in creating and fostering the conceptual paradigm which is its raison d’Œtre. The diversity of interests covered here reflects the variety of Bob’s concerns. Read on. It is an intellectual feast. Before you begin, permit me to send him a brief personal, but public, message: Bob, how right you were, and how wrong I was. I should explain. When Bob arrived in Edinburgh in 1967 resolution was as yet fairly new, having taken several years to become at all widely known. Research groups to investigate various aspects of resolution sprang up at several institutions, the one organized by Bernard Meltzer at Edinburgh University being among the first. For the half-dozen years that Bob was a leading member of Bernard’s group, I was a frequent visitor to it, and I saw a lot of him. We had many discussions about logic, computation, and language.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonis C. Kakas
    • 1
  • Fariba Sadri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of ComputingImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK

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