Applications of Answer Set Programming

  • Esra Erdem Sabanci University
  • Michael Gelfond Texas Tech University
  • Nicola Leone University of Calabria


ASP has been applied fruitfully to a wide range of areas in AI and in other fields, both in academia and in industry, thanks to the expressive representation languages of ASP and the continuous improvement of ASP solvers. We present some of these ASP applications, in particular, in knowledge representation and reasoning, robotics, bioinformatics and computational biology as well as some industrial applications. We discuss the challenges addressed by ASP in these applications and emphasize the strengths of ASP as a useful AI paradigm.
How to Cite
Erdem, E., Gelfond, M., & Leone, N. (2016). Applications of Answer Set Programming. AI Magazine, 37(3), 53-68.