The NCL Natural Constraint Language

Authors: Zhou, Jianyang

  • The first book available in English for the NCL language
  • Presents a description language in mathematical logic, proved practical in industry
  • Foreword by Alain Colmerauer, father of Prolog
  • Provides theoretical foundations on modeling and software engineering for industrial applications
  • Includes plenty of tutorials and modeling examples from both academy and industry
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"The NCL Natural Constraint Language" presents the NCL language which is a description language in conventional mathematical logic for modeling and solving constraint satisfaction problems. NCL differs from other declarative languages: It models problems naturally in a simplified form of first-order logic with quantifiers, Boolean logic, numeric constraints, set operations and logical functions; it solves problems by mixed set programming over the mixed domain of real numbers, integers, Booleans, dates/times, references, and in particular sets. The book uses plenty of examples and tutorials to illustrate NCL and its applications. It is intended for researchers and developers in the fields of logic programming, constraint programming, optimization, modeling, operations research and artificial intelligence, who will learn from a new programming language and theoretical foundations for industrial applications.

Dr. Jianyang Zhou is the inventor of NCL and has worked for its industrialization for more than 10 years.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The NCL Natural Constraint Language
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Science Press, Beijing and Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights in China: Science Press Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23845-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23845-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23844-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 311
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Science Press Ltd.
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