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|Pack ccprism -- README.md
This package provides several services for working with probabilistic models and is based on the functionality of PRISM. Models are written as Prolog programs enriched with extra computational effects: probabilistic choice and tabling. Programs can be run in sampling mode or explanation mode. Explanation mode results in a hypergraph representing the computation, which can then be processed to get:
A couple of MCMC explanation sampling methods are also provided.
You can load the test module included in the examples directory like this:
swipl -g 'consult(pack(ccprism/examples/test))'
More information on how to use the system to follow... NB. the test module requires the memo pack to be installed.
There are also other examples, including
lazy.pl which shows how another
layer of state can be used to get lazy samplers and thereby implement random
world semantics, and
crp.pl, which is an experiment in implementing
Dirichlet processes (fairly inefficiently) using CRPs on top of ccprism.
Earlier versions used a tabling implementation where non-backtrackable state
was stored using services from the ccnbenv library module. This was replaced
with a trie-based data structure (see https://github.com/samer--/cctable)
which is a lot faster. However, in doing so, we lost the ability to store
attributed variables in the variant and solution tries. The old version is
still available in the branch