Logic is now widely recognized to be one of the foundational disciplines of computing and has found applications in virtually all aspects of the subject, from software engineering and hardware to programming languages and artificial intelligence. This Handbook has been created in response to the growing need for an in-depth survey of the applications of logic in AI and computer science.The Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming will be published in five volumes. Each volume provides a combination of authoritative exposition, comprehensive survey, and fundamental research exploring the underlying unifying themes in the various areas. this first volume presents the logical foundations and deduction
methodologies extensively used in AI.
Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the areas of artificial intelligence, logic, and theoretical computer science.
Dov M. Gabbay, Professor of Computing, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, C. J. Hogger, Department of Computing, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, and J. A. Robinson, Department of Computing Science, Syracuse University, New York
"Review of the first three volumes: `.. an essential acquisition for any library covering theoretical computer science and highly desirable for any researcher in the field.' Times Higher Education Supplement"
"Review of the first three volumes: `... the first three volumes... represent a detailed and comprehensive exposition of the theoretical and computational features of a wide variety of classical and non-classical logics.'
`... can be unreservedly recommended to AI practitioners with proficiency in logic and commitment to its role in the development of AI systems.' The Computer Journal"
List of contributors
1.1: David J. Israel: The role(s) of logic in artificial intelligence
1.2: Martin Davis: First order logic
1.3: W. Bibel and E. Eder: Methods and calculi for deduction
1.4: Norbert Eisinger and Hans Jürgen Ohlbach: Deduction systems based on resolution
1.5: David A. Plaisted: Equational reasoning and term rewriting systems
1.6: Melvin Fitting: Basic modal logic
1.7: Wilfrid Hodges: Logical features of Horn clauses