Exercise 9.16

In this exercise, use the sentences you wrote in Exercise fol-horses-exercise to answer a question by using a backward-chaining algorithm.

  1. Draw the proof tree generated by an exhaustive backward-chaining algorithm for the query ${\exists\,h\;\;}{Horse}(h)$, where clauses are matched in the order given.

  2. What do you notice about this domain?

  3. How many solutions for $h$ actually follow from your sentences?

  4. Can you think of a way to find all of them? (Hint: See @Smith+al:1986.)

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