### Artificial IntelligenceAIMA Exercises

Suppose one writes a logic program that carries out a resolution inference step. That is, let ${Resolve}(c_1,c_2,c)$ succeed if $c$ is the result of resolving $c_1$ and $c_2$. Normally, ${Resolve}$ would be used as part of a theorem prover by calling it with $c_1$ and $c_2$ instantiated to particular clauses, thereby generating the resolvent $c$. Now suppose instead that we call it with $c$ instantiated and $c_1$ and $c_2$ uninstantiated. Will this succeed in generating the appropriate results of an inverse resolution step? Would you need any special modifications to the logic programming system for this to work?

Suppose one writes a logic program that carries out a resolution inference step. That is, let ${Resolve}(c_1,c_2,c)$ succeed if $c$ is the result of resolving $c_1$ and $c_2$. Normally, ${Resolve}$ would be used as part of a theorem prover by calling it with $c_1$ and $c_2$ instantiated to particular clauses, thereby generating the resolvent $c$. Now suppose instead that we call it with $c$ instantiated and $c_1$ and $c_2$ uninstantiated. Will this succeed in generating the appropriate results of an inverse resolution step? Would you need any special modifications to the logic programming system for this to work?

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