Answer Set Programming - History


The planning method proposed by Dimopoulos, Nebel and Köhler is an early example of answer set programming. Their approach is based on the relationship between plans and stable models. Soininen and Niemelä applied what is now known as answer set programming to the problem of product configuration. The use of answer set solvers for search was identified as a new programming paradigm by Marek and Truszczyński in a paper that appeared in a 25-year perspective on the logic programming paradigm published in 1999 and in . Indeed, the new terminology of "answer set" instead of "stable model" was first proposed by Lifschitz in a paper appearing in the same retrospective volume as the Marek-Truszczynski paper.

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