Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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Functional and Logic Programming

FLP Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Practical applications and broader introduction into lambda calculus and predicate logic within the context of functional and logic programming languages. Within functional programming, abstract data types are discussed, as well as the use of recursion and induction, manipulation of lists and infinite data structures in language Haskell. Experience in logic programming is gained in programming languages Prolog (cut operator, state space search, database modification), CLP, and Goedel. Moreover, principles of their implementation are mentioned too.

Guarantor

Deputy Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 12 hrs pc labs, 14 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 20 half-term test, 20 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Škarvada Libor, RNDr. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Zobal Lukáš, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)

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Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will get basic knowledge and practical experience in functional and logic programming (two important representatives of declarative programming). Moreover, they will get basic information about theoretical basis of both paradigms and implementation techniques.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Use and understanding of recursion for expression of algorithms.

Learning objectives

Obtaining a basic knowledge and practical experience in functional and logic programming. Introduction into formal concepts used as a theoretical basis for both paradigms.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Processing (analysis, evaluation/interpretation/compilation) of programming languages, predicate logic.

Study literature

  • Thompson, S.: Haskell, The Craft of Functional Programming, ADDISON-WESLEY, 1999, ISBN 0-201-34275-8
  • Nilsson, U., Maluszynski, J.: Logic, Programming and Prolog (2ed), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1995
  • Hill, P., Lloyd, J.: The Gödel Programming Language, MIT Press, 1994, ISBN 0-262-08229-2

Fundamental literature

  • Thompson, S.: Haskell, The Craft of Functional Programming, ADDISON-WESLEY, 1999, ISBN 0-201-34275-8
  • Nilsson, U., Maluszynski, J.: Logic, Programming and Prolog (2ed), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1995
  • Hill, P., Lloyd, J.: The Gödel Programming Language, MIT Press, 1994, ISBN 0-262-08229-2
  • Jones, S.P.: Haskell 98 Language and Libraries, Cambridge University Press, 2003, p. 272, ISBN 0521826144

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction to functional programming
  2. Lambda calculus
  3. Programming language Haskell, introduction, lists
  4. User-defined data types, type classes, and arrays in Haskell
  5. Input/Output in Haskell - type classes IO and Monad
  6. Proofs in functional programming
  7. Denotational semantics, implementation of functional languages
  8. Introduction to logic programming, Prolog
  9. Lists, cut operator, and sorting in Prolog
  10. Data structures, text strings, operators - extensions of SWI Prolog
  11. Searching state space, clause management, and parsing in Prolog
  12. Goedel - logic programming language not using Horn clauses
  13. Implementation of logic languages, CLP, conclusion

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. A simple program in Haskell programming language (Hugs, GHC, GHCi).
  2. A simple program in Prolog/Gödel/CLP(R) (SWIPL, Gödel, CiaoProlog).

Progress assessment

  • Mid-term exam, for which there is only one schedule and, thus, there is no possibility to have another trial.
  • Two projects should be solved and delivered in a given date during a term.

Controlled instruction

  • Mid-term exam - written form, questions and exercises to be answered and solved, no possibility to have a second/alternative trial - 20 points.
  • Projects realization - 2 projects, implementation of a simple program according to the given specification - one in a functional programming language the other in a logic programming language - 20 points all projects together.
  • Final exam - written form, questions and exercises to be answered and solved, 2 another corrections trials possible (60 points - the minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 25, otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student).

Exam prerequisites

At the end of a term, a student should have at least 50% of points that he or she could obtain during the term; that means at least 20 points out of 40. Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action can be initiated.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MSK, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBS, MIN, MIS, MMI, 1st year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MGM, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group I
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MMM, any year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MPV, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group M
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