This site provides some **course material on Logic
Programming, Prolog, CLP, and Computational Logic in
general**, covering both theory and practice. Different
parts of this material come from undergraduate and
graduate courses taught by us at different institutions,
including the Technical
University of Madrid (UPM
-- CS
/ AI Dept.),
the IMDEA Software
Institute, UT Austin
(CS Dept.), and
the University of New
Mexico (CS and
ECE Depts).

We use the **Ciao Prolog
system** and
the **Prolog
Playground** for teaching these courses, since they
allow covering within one system pure logic programming,
different search rules, Prolog, CLP, analysis,
verification, partial evaluation, tabling, etc., but most
of the programs can also be run on any system supporting
ISO-Prolog, constraint libraries, etc.

See also Some
Thoughts on How to Teach Prolog
(and this
video) for some of the **rationale behind this course material**
and Teaching
Prolog with Active Logic Documents (both in the book
Prolog
- The Next 50 Years) for some of the tools that we
have developed for teaching Prolog, LP, CLP, etc.

These courses have been developed and are taught by
members of the CLIP group and other
contributors. There is much more information
available on the CLIP (Computational Logic,
Languages, Implementation, and Parallelism) research
group and
our Computational Logic
Software pages.
Please note that these pages are all under permanent
construction/change. Suggestions, comments, questions, raves, rants,
etc., should be directed by email to
*<clip@cliplab.org>*.
You are welcome to use all or part of this course material, we only
ask you to please quote the origin. We would also very much
appreciate if you let us know that you are using it and also that you
send us by email to the address above any error corrections or
improvements you may make to this material. Thanks in
advance.

## The Basic Sequence

#### Motivational Introduction:

- Introduction and Motivation. [slides w/embedded code] [code] [accessible html]
- Some Textbooks and References.
[pdf]

An open access reference book: The Art of Prolog (Open Access from MIT Press).

#### Pure Logic Programming

- A "hands-on" Introduction to Logic Programming. [slides w/embedded code] [code] [accessible html]
- Developing Programs with a Logic Programming System [slides] [accessible html]

#### Prolog

- The (ISO-)Prolog Programming Language. [slides w/embedded code] [code] [accessible html]

#### Constraint Logic Programming

- Constraint Logic Programming. [pdf] [Code for examples - finite domains.]

## Additional Topics

- Some efficiency Issues in Prolog. [pdf]
- Longer slides on Solving Finite Domain Constraints. [pdf]
- An even longer, 5-day seminar on CLP [html].
- Concurrent (Constraint) Logic Programming. [pdf]

#### LP and CLP Theory

- Automated Deduction Fundamentals. [pdf]
- First Order Logic and Logic Programming Theory. [pdf]
- Same, but just the model and fixpoint semantics. [pdf]
- CLP: operational, model, and fixpoint semantics. [pdf]

#### Some (older) Ciao Prolog tutorials

- The Ciao Programming System (2000). [pdf] [Download, installation, manuals.]
- The LPdoc Automatic Documenter (2000). [pdf] [Download, installation, manuals.]
- The Ciao Preprocessor, CiaoPP (1999). [pdf] [Download, installation, manuals.]

#### Other topics

- Global Analysis by Abstract Interpretation. [pdf]
- Abstract Specialization and its Applications. [pdf]
- Parallel Execution of Logic Programs. [pdf]
- Intro to Prolog Implementation:

WAM tutorial, by Hassan Ait-Kaci. [slides] [auth version] [older book website]

Manuel Hermenegildo's original 1989 tutorial. [slides pdf] - Distributed/Internet programming using LP/CLP systems. [pdf]
- WWW programming using LP/CLP systems. [pdf] [Code for examples.]
- A very brief intro to Operational and Axiomatic Semantics [pdf]

**General Note:** We used to start with basic theory
(resolution, etc..), then Logic Programming, then Prolog,
CLP(*), and Concurrent LP. Eventually, we decided to start
directly with a quick introduction to Logic Programming
and Prolog programming, presenting only afterwards theory,
CLP, and Concurrent (C)LP.
If you prefer to start with theory, just use the lp_theory
slides first and skip some slides (first order languages
and unification, mainly) from logic_programming.tex.

(One of the reasons for doing things this way is that our students take a semester of formal logic prior to this course and are therefore quite familiar with, e.g., resolution, but not with logic programming. We feel it is best for student motivation to get as quickly as possible to the practical use of the programming tools.)