TODO: What is a semantics?


We say that L ⊑ I (or L subsumes I; mnemonic: L for lemma, and I for input semantics as an example use) if for each literal l ∈ L, we can find a distinct literal i ∈ I such that l ⊑ i (no resuing literals in I).

Notes about the subsumeSem function:

  1. We return multiple results because it’s important to take into account the possibility that one semantics subsumes different subsets of an another semantics. For example: {name(?X,?Y)} subsumes two different parts of {love(j,m), name(j,john), name(m,mary)}

  2. You MUST propagate the substitutions throughout any objects that contain the semantics.

  3. We return the unified semantics and not just the substitutions so that we know to do with anonymous variables.

As for literals l and i, l ⊑ i if

  1. For the corresponding relations lr and ir, lr ⊑ ir

  2. l and i have the same arity

  3. All arguments ln ⊑ in


We say that X ⊔ Y if… TODO