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Simply Logical

Intelligent Reasoning by Example

by Peter Flach, then at Tilburg University, the Netherlands
John Wiley 1994, xvi + 240 pages, ISBN 0471 94152 2
Reprinted: December 1994, July 1998.

This book is no longer available through John Wiley publishers. You can download a free PDF copy here.
The PDF copy has a small number of discrepancies with the print version, including

  • different page numbers from Part III (p.129)
  • certain mathematical symbols are not displayed correctly, including
    • ⊢ displayed as |
    • ⊬ displayed as |;/
    • ⊨ displayed as =
    • ⊭ displayed as =;/
  • the index is currently missing

I am working on fixing these.


The following minor errors have all been corrected in the December 1994 reprint:

  • p.121: the variable Pos in the definition of goal/2 should read LastMove, and eval/2 should be defined as eval(m(P,Pos,C),Value):-bLeftOfw(Pos,Value);
  • p.121, bottom: the query should be ?-tiles(M,C) rather than ?-tiles([b,b,b,e,w,w,w],M,C);
  • p.175, top: "Note that this atom theta-subsumes every other possible generalisation..." -- this should be "is theta-subsumed by...";
  • p.219, answer to exercise 3.3: "adding a cut at the end of the second clause has no effect, while placing it just before the literal student_of(S,T) will only prune the answer..." -- this is actually just the other way around (the bottom-right figure is also wrong).