Skip to main content

Analysis of Logic Programs with Delay

Heaton, Andrew and Hill, Pat and King, Andy (1998) Analysis of Logic Programs with Delay. In: Fuchs, Norbert, ed. Logic Program Synthesis and Transformation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1463 . Springer-Verlag, pp. 148-167. ISBN 978-3-540-65074-4. (doi:10.1007/3-540-49674-2_8) (KAR id:21640)


This paper focusses on practical analysis for logic programs with delay. The method described is for downward-closed program properties and, in particular, groundness. A program transformation is defined which eliminates the delay statements but still enables an accurate approximation of the behaviour of delayed goals to be traced by the analyser. An implementation has been built which shows that the analysis can be both accurate and efficient.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-49674-2_8
Additional information: Copyright Springer-Verlag, see
Uncontrolled keywords: abstract interpretation, logic programming
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Andy King
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2009 18:58 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2020 04:02 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
King, Andy:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year