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Retractions in comparing prolog semantics (extended abstract)

  • A. de Bruin
  • E. P. de VINK
Communications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 452)

Abstract

We present an operational model O and a continuation based denotational model D for a uniform variant of Prolog, including the cut operator. The two semantical definitions make use of higher order transformations Φ and Ψ, respectively. We prove O and D equivalent in a novel way by comparing yet another pair of higher order transformations Φ and Ψ, that yield Φ and Ψ, respectively, by application of a suitable abstraction operator.

Keywords

Operational Semantic Unique Fixed Point Abstract Machine Abstract Domain Denotational Semantic 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. de Bruin
    • 1
  • E. P. de VINK
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics, Erasmus UniversiteitRotterdam
  2. 2.Dept. of Math. and Comp. Sc.Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdam

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