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DLV-Complex: The Project

DLV-Complex is an Answer Set Programming System extending [http://www.dlvsystem.com DLV] by means of functions. It is a very powerful ASP system supporting (recursive) functions, sets, and lists, along with libraries for their manipulations.

DLV-Complex is based on the [http://www.dlvsystem.com DLV] system and on the [http://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/dlvex DLV-EX] framework, from which it inherits the possibility of defining external predicates. If will find everything you need in order to create your own external predicates collected in libraries on the [http://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/dlvex DLV-EX] page.

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The Team

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DLV-Complex is actively developed. To receive notifications about new releases and other important events regarding DLV-Complex, just have a look at this page, or drop us a note [mailto:calimeri{NOSPAM-at-NOSPAM}mat.unical.it here].

Please always use the most current version of DLV-Complex (cf. [#history version history]).


Latest Version


Standard Version

We currently offer a command-line version in binary form for linux and Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista.

  • Download latest [attachment:dl-complex.linux.20090727.beta linux version]
  • Download latest [attachment:dl-complex.win.20090727.beta.exe windows version]


Static Version

attachment:new.gif We offer also a statically linked executable, that includes list and set manipulation libraries. This version do not need any pre-installed dynamic library on your system; in addition, it is self-contained, meaning that you do not need to download any library (such as those below) in order to enjoy full lists and set support. It is ready-to-use. :) Nevertheless, this version do not support external predicates/libraries (see [http://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/dlvex DLV-EX] page).

  • Download latest [attachment:dl-complex.linux.20090727.static.beta linux STATIC version]
  • Download latest [attachment:dl-complex.win.20090727.static.beta.exe windows STATIC version]


Latest Libraries

  • List-And-Set library is needed in order to exploit built-in manipulation functions/predicates for list and set terms, unless you use a [#staticVersion static version] of DLV-Complex.
    • Download latest [attachment:ListAndSet.so linux version] (.so)

    • Download latest [attachment:ListAndSet.20090115.dll windows version] (.dll)

  • Other external predicate libraries can be found on the [http://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/dlvex DLV-EX] page.


Developing New External Predicates and Libraries

If will find everything you need in order to create your own external predicates (collected in dynamic libraries) on the [http://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/dlvex DLV-EX] page.

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Documentation & Examples

We provide here a quick reference guide, a short tutorial and some examples.

Documentation and examples will be updated accordingly to the evolution of the system, so check them out periodically. For a full documentation on [http://www.dlvsystem.com DLV] please visit the official [http://www.dlvsystem.com web page]. You might also find useful to check the official [http://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/dlvex web page] of [http://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/dlvex DLV-EX] out for docs and info.

Reference Guide and Tutorial

  • [attachment:dlv-complex-guide-20090407.html Reference Guide]
  • [attachment:dlv-complex-tutorial.html Tutorial]


  • [attachment:tutorial-examples.zip Tutorial-examples.zip] Examples from the tutorial (text files in a .zip archive)
  • [attachment:ListPath.dl ListPath.dl] Compute all simple paths and cycles in a graph

  • [attachment:Descendants.dl Descendants.dl] Compute the set of all descendants for some given ancestors
  • [attachment:Hanoi1.dl Hanoi.dl] (txt version here: [attachment:Hanoi1.txt Hanoi.txt]) - A DLV-Complex program solving the well-known [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Hanoi Tower of Hanoi Puzzle] -

  • [attachment:TuringMachine.dl TuringMachine.dl] (txt version here: [attachment:TuringMachine.txt TuringMachine.txt]) - A DLV-Complex program simulating a Turing Machine - You can dowload also a [attachment:TuringMachine.pdf more detailed description: TuringMachine.pdf] (pdf document)

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  • May 19th, 2009

Improve stability. Remove some useless #MAXINT restrictions. Release a static version.

  • July 27th, 2008

Minor bugfixes (some in finite-domain checker).

  • June 13th, 2008

Improve finite-domain checker. Nicefy help messages. Several bugfixes.

  • Early 2008

First beta version.

  • Previous versions

...did not carry a real version identification.

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  • F. Calimeri, S. Cozza, G. Ianni, N. Leone, "Computable Functions in ASP: Theory and Implementation", Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2008), Vol. 5366 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pp. 407-424, Udine, Italy, December 2008, Springer Verlag, GmbH Tiergartenstrasse 17, 69121, Heidelberg Germany, ISBN 978-3-540-89981-5.[http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89982-2_37 DOI]

  • F. Calimeri, S. Cozza, G. Ianni, "External Sources of Knowledge and Value Invention in Logic Programming", Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI), Volume 50, N. 3-4, pp. 333-361, August 2007 -- [http://www.springerlink.com/content/54hw76l157856964/ Link to Springer Page] (find there a PDF version)

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Drop us a note at [mailto:calimeri{NOSPAM-at-NOSPAM}mat.unical.it calimeri{at}mat.unical.it]

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