Constraint Handling Rules: Current Research Topics by Tom SchrijversConstraint Handling Rules: Current Research Topics by Tom Schrijvers

Constraint Handling Rules: Current Research Topics

byTom Schrijvers

Paperback | December 18, 2008

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The ConstraintHandling Rules (CHR) languagecameto life morethan 15 years ago.Sincethen,ithasbecomeamajordeclarativespeci?cationandimplemen- tion language for constraint-based algorithms and applications. In recent years, the ?ve Workshops on Constraint Handling Rules have spurred the exchange of ideas within the CHR community, which has led to increased international collaboration, new theoretical results and optimized implementations. The aim of this volume of Lecture Notes in Ariti?cial Intelligence was to attract high-quality research papers on these recent advances in CHR. The 8 papersinthis issuewereselectedfrom11submissionsaftercarefulreviewingand subsequent revisions. Each paper was reviewd by three reviewers. The accepted papers represent some of the research teams on CHR around the world. It is not by accident that the currently most active research group is featured here with three articles. We also would have liked to see contributions from other CHR teams, but space is limited and the reviewers took their job seriously. After an introductory article that foreshadows an upcoming monograph on CHR, the accepted papers span a range of current research topics in the CHR community. It goes from extending the CHR language with search facilities and the related adaptive framework, and from generating rules from speci?cations of constraint solvers to implementing abductive probabilistic reasoning. They cover the theory that is a compositional semantics for CHR and ?nally describe e?cient implementations of CHR in traditional mainstream programming l- guages and compiler optimizations in the context of the re?ned semantics of CHR. Wewouldliketothanktheauthorsofsubmittedpapersandthemanyrevi- ers for their contribution in making this collection of research papers possible.
Title:Constraint Handling Rules: Current Research TopicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:245 pagesPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Welcome to Constraint Handling Rules.- A Flexible Search Framework for CHR.- Adaptive CHR Meets CHR???.- Constructing Rule-Based Solvers for Intentionally-Defined Constraints.- Implementing Probabilistic Abductive Logic Programming with Constraint Handling Rules.- A Compositional Semantics for CHR with Propagation Rules.- CHR for Imperative Host Languages.- Guard Reasoning in the Refined Operational Semantics of CHR.