By Nicola Leone (auth.), Chitta Baral, Gerhard Brewka, John Schlipf (eds.)

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the ninth overseas convention on good judgment Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning, LPNMR 2007, held in Tempe, AZ, united states in could 2007.

The 18 revised complete papers, 5 revised poster papers, and 7 procedure descriptions offered including invited papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen for presentation. As a discussion board for changing rules on declarative common sense programming, nonmonotonic reasoning, and data illustration, LPNMR encompasses theoretical stories, layout and implementation of common sense dependent programming languages and database platforms, and improvement of experimental structures. This quantity additionally contains the result of this year's solution set programming competition.

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Repeat { inner loop } 6. i f γi (Π ) ∪ C is inconsistent then 7. M := ⊥ 8. else 9. M := α1 (γi (Π ) ∪ C) 10. i f τ (M, Π ) is inconsistent then { answer set found } 11. A := A ∪ {M ∩ Σ (Π ) } 12. C′ := C′ ∪ { ← λ (M ∩ atoms(appl, hr(Π ))). } 13. end i f 14. C := C ∪ { ← λ (M), ν (M). } 15. end i f 16. until M = ⊥ 17. C := C ∪ C′ 18. i := i + 1 { consider views obtained with a larger number of cr-rules } 19. done 20. return A Fig. 2. Algorithm CRMODELS of the answer sets of Π , or ⊥ is Π is inconsistent.

CR - MODELS: An Inference Engine for CR-Prolog 25 to allow their translation, at the time of the implementation of the algorithm, to more efficient expressions, specific of the inference engine used. Central to the execution of steps 5 and 6 of the algorithm is the notion of hard reduct. The hard reduct of a CR-Prolog program Π , denoted by hr(Π ), maps Π into an A-Prolog program. The importance of hr(Π ) is in the fact that there is a one-to-one correspondence between the views of Π and the answer sets of hr(Π ) [2].

Master’s thesis, Texas Tech University, Dec 2004. 10. Monica Nogueira. Building Knowledge Systems in A-Prolog. PhD thesis, University of Texas at El Paso, May 2003. 3 All the experiments were run on the same computer. at Abstract. Answer-set programming (ASP) has become an important paradigm for declarative problem solving in recent years. However, to further improve the usability of answer-set programs, the development of software-engineering tools is vital. In particular, the area of debugging provides a challenge in both theoretical and practical terms.

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