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A knowledge assimilation method for logic databases

Research paper by Taizo Miyachi, Susumu Kunifuji, Hajime Kitakami, Koichi Furukawa, Akikazu Takeuchi, Haruo Yokota

Indexed on: 01 Dec '84Published on: 01 Dec '84Published in: New Generation Computing



Abstract

In this paper we consider a deductive question-answering system for relational databases as a logic database system, and propose a knowledge assimilation method suitable for such a system. The concept of knowledge assimilation for deductive logic is constructed in an implementable form based on the notion of amalgamating object language and metalanguage. This concept calls for checks to be conducted on four subconcepts, provability, contradiction, redundancy, independency, and their corresponding internal database updates. We have implemented this logic database knowledge assimilation program in PROLOG, a logic programming language, and have found PROLOG suitable for knowledge assimilation implementation.