# The well-founded semantics for general logic programs

@article{Gelder1991TheWS, title={The well-founded semantics for general logic programs}, author={Allen Van Gelder and Kenneth A. Ross and John S. Schlipf}, journal={J. ACM}, year={1991}, volume={38}, pages={620-650} }

A general logic program (abbreviated to "program" hereafter) is a set of roles that have both positive and negative subgoals. It is common to view a deductive database as a general logic program consisting of rules (IDB) slttmg above elementary relations (EDB, facts). It is desirable to associate one Herbrand model with a program and think of that model as the "meaning of the program, " or Its "declarative semantics. " Ideally, queries directed to the program would be answered in accordance… Expand

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