Efficient induction of executable logic programs from examples

  • Nobuhiro Inuzuka
  • Hirohisa Seki
  • Hidenori Itoh
Session 5
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1345)


Some inductive logic programming (ILP) systems use determinate literals to efficiently induce logic programs. A determinate literal literal is a literal that does not distinguish positive examples from negative examples, but produces information in variables introduced by the literal. The concept of determinate literals, however, is not reflected by the concept of input/output mode of predicate attributes properly, and so a system using determinate literals may induce inconsistent logic programs with predicate mode or inexecutable programs. The paper extends the concept of determinate literals and proposes input and output determinate literals. These literals function as pre-processor and post-processor against other literals. The paper also describes an implementation of the method and experimentations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuhiro Inuzuka
    • 1
  • Hirohisa Seki
    • 1
  • Hidenori Itoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intelligence and Computer ScienceNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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