From the Back Cover
This is the first reference manual on the ISO international standard of the programming language Prolog. Prolog was the first logic programming language and is used in many areas in industry, such as computer aided design and manufacturing, software engineering, multimedia and documentation, AI systems and databases (expert systems, knowledge bases, man-machine interfaces, natural language analysis), and application fields like transportation, telecommunications, and banking. Moreover, it is the kernel language of many emerging logic programming languages which support constraints, functions and concurrency.
The book gives a comprehensible full description of the standardized language together with an executable specification. It enables system developers, application programmers and Prolog users to work with any standard conforming processor.
A software package containing the executable specification of Standard Prolog and program examples can be downloaded via World Wide Web from http://www.springer.de (following the link to samples and supplements). e