CIS 554 Prolog 1: Logic Puzzles

Fall 2013, David Matuszek

- To give you some experience with logic programming.
- To introduce lists in Prolog.
- To emphasize the
*declarative*nature of Prolog. (The entire program consists of a*statement*of the problem,*not*some algorithm to solve the problem.)

Read and understand the following program:

**It's a Tie**-- I have provided a sample solution for this one, and a page of notes on how it works. Use this as a model for your own solutions. (The "main" function is`solve`

).

Solve two standard (commercial) logic puzzles.

**Solar Flair****City Paladins**

**Notes:**

- Use SWI-Prolog for this assignment (and the next).
- Here's an (old) Concise Guide to Prolog which I wrote up. Still accurate, but not very pretty.
- One of my problems in solving these was spelling errors. Prolog checks for singleton variables, but there is no such check for misspelled atoms, such as
`spiegel`

instead of`speigel`

. Be especially careful of this. - These problems make unusually extensive use of the "not" operator,
`\+`

. Here's what you need to know about this operator:- Prolog tries to prove things, so if expression E contains unbound variables,
`\+E`

will try to find variable bindings that will make E true. `\+`

works as you would expect when all variables are completely instantiated (bound).

- Prolog tries to prove things, so if expression E contains unbound variables,
- While a logic puzzle may be difficult to solve, it is easy to check whether a solution is correct: Just check whether it satisfies each of the numbered rules in the problem.
- If you want to solve logic puzzles manually, here's how to do it. However, that isn't the way to do it by a computer!

This one will be easy to grade; your program should produce the correct solution. We may deduct points if your style is egregiously bad.

` .pl`

files, along with a file containing the two solutions (copy from the output area and paste them into a text file). Note that I require a