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backward chaining

<algorithm> An algorithm for proving a goal by recursively breaking it down into sub-goals and trying to prove these until facts are reached. Facts are goals with no sub-goals which are therefore always true. Backward training is the program execution mechanism used by most logic programming language like Prolog.

Opposite: forward chaining.

(2004-01-26)

 


Nearby terms: Backus-Naur Form Backus Normal Form backward analysis backward chaining backward combatability backward compatibility backward compatible
 

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