Logic and Databases Past, Present, and Future

  • Jack Minker


At a workshop held in Toulouse, France, in 1977, Gallaire, Minker, and Nicolas stated that logic and databases was a field in its own right. This was the first time that this designation was made. The impetus for it started approximately 20 years ago in 1976 when I visited Gallaire and Nicolas in Toulouse, France. In this article, I provide an assessment about what has been achieved in the 20 years since the field started as a distinct discipline. I review developments in the field, assess contributions, consider the status of implementations of deductive databases, and discuss future work needed in deductive databases.
How to Cite
Minker, J. (1997). Logic and Databases Past, Present, and Future. AI Magazine, 18(3), 21. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v18i3.1304