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From Relational Specifications to Logic Programs

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This paper presents a compiler from expressive, relational specifications to logic programs. Specifically, the compiler translates the Imperative Alloy specification language to Prolog. Imperative Alloy is a declarative, relational specification language based on first-order logic and extended with imperative constructs; Alloy specifications are traditionally not executable. In spite of this theoretical limitation, the compiler produces useful prototype implementations for many specifications. This paper presents a compiler from declarative, relational specifications to Prolog programs, eliminating the need for manual implementation.

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