APE: an AnsProlog* environment

Adrian Sureshkumar, Marina De Vos, Martin Brain, John Fitch

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It has been recognised that better programming tools are required to support the logic programming paradigm of Answer Set Programming (ASP), especially when larger scale applications need to be developed. In order to meet this demand, the aspects of programming in ASP that require better support need to be investigated, and suitable tools to support them identified and implemented. In this paper we detail an exploratory development approach to implementing an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for ASP, the AnsProlog* Programming Environment (APE). APE is implemented as a plug-in for the Eclipse platform. Given that an IDE is itself composed of a set of programming tools, this approach is used to identify a set of tool requirements for ASP, together with suggestions for improvements to existing tools and programming practices.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventSoftware Engineering for Answer Set Programming: SEA'07: First International Workshop - Tempe, Arizona, USA United States
Duration: 14 May 2007 → …


WorkshopSoftware Engineering for Answer Set Programming: SEA'07: First International Workshop
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CityTempe, Arizona
Period14/05/07 → …


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