Prolog as a Language for Prototyping of Information Systems
Prolog an acronym for Pro-gramming in Log-ic, being a product of Artificial Intelligence research, has some inherent qualities which make it suitable for rapid prototyping. In addition to the description of Prolog’s virtues, we propose some extensions to enhance Prolog in its roles as a tool for rapid prototyping and a general purpose programming language for real-life commercial information systems.
The development process of these information systems involves the generation of successive prototypes, where each successor is closer to the user requirements. The final prototype becomes either the production system or a subsystem of the total system. The tools used to generate successive prototypes are called application generators and program generators. We claim that Prolog is well suited for implementing these tools and the prototypes.
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