zendynamics - 2007-05-14


I was curious if anyone knew how to implement DCG with YieldProlog as well as Prolog assertions?

Example... given the DCG grammar here....

sentence -->

subject -->

object -->

modifier --> [the].

noun --> [cat].
noun --> [mouse].
noun --> [polar, bear].

verb --> [chases].
verb --> [eats].

... which translates to the expanded Prolog terms of...

sentence(L1, L4) :-
  subject(L1, L2),
  verb(L2, L3),
  object(L3, L4).

subject(L1, L3) :-
  modifier(L1, L2),
  noun(L2, L3).

object(L1, L3) :-
  modifier(L1, L2),
  noun(L2, L3).

modifier([the|X], X).
noun([cat|X], X).
noun([mouse|X], X).
noun([polar,bear|X], X).
verb([chases|X], X).
verb([eats|X], X).

.... One should be able to assert new facts derived by the understanding of the grammar and parts of speach.... such as...

?- assert( chases([cat], [mouse]) ).
?- assert( eats( [polar, bear], [cat]) ).

Easy to do in Prolog... can't seem to figure out how to do it in YieldProlog.

I have an english grammar/symantec analysis system written in Mercury Prolog, which has become bloated and super slow. Yeild prolog could help out alot, if I could figure out how to construct dynamic functors, without having to invoke some .NET reflection methods and/or dynamic .NET CLR compilations.

Any help/advice/direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks much in advance!

- iM