We present a new method, called non-Horn magic sets(NHM), to enhance forward reasoning provers by combining top-down and bottom-up computations. This method is a natural extension of Horn magic sets and is applicable to range-restricted non-Horn clauses. We show two types of transformations to get non-Horn magic sets from the given clause sets: breadth-first NHM and depth-first NHM. The first transformation evaluates the antecedent literals of a transformed clause in parallel. The second one evaluates them sequentially while propagating the bindings in an antecedent literal to the next by using continuation predicates. These transformations are shown to be sound and complete. The NHM method has been implemented on a UNIX workstation. We evaluated NHM effects by proving some typical problems taken from the TPTP problem library.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Research Reports on Information Science and Electrical Engineering of Kyushu University|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering