A Generalized Resolution Theorem

Document Type


Publication Date



W.C. Rounds and G.-Q. Zhang have recently proposed to study a form of resolution on algebraic domains [2]. This framework allows reasoning with knowledge which is hierarchically structured and forms a (suitable) domain, more precisely, a coherent algebraic cpo as studied in domain theory. In this paper, we give conditions under which a resolution theorem - in a form underlying resolution-based logic programming systems - can be obtained. The investigations bear potential for engineering new knowledge representation and reasoning systems on a firm domain-theoretic background.