Advances in integrating statistical inference

Angelopoulos, Nicos, Abdallah, Samer and Giamas, Georgios (2015) Advances in integrating statistical inference. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming (PLP 2015), Cork, Ireland, August 31st, 2015. Published in: CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 1413 9-18. CEUR Workshop Proceedings ISSN 1613-0073

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Abstract

We present recent developments on the syntax of Real, a library for interfacing two Prolog systems to the statistical language R. We focus on the changes in Prolog syntax within SWI-Prolog that accommodate greater syntactic integration, enhanced user experience and improved features for web-services. We recount the full syntax and functionality of Real as well as presenting sister packages which include Prolog code interfacing a number of common and useful tasks that can be delegated to R. We argue that Real is a powerful extension to logic programming, providing access to a popular statistical system that has complementary strengths in areas such as machine learning, statistical inference and visualisation. Furthermore, Real has a central role to play in the uptake of computational biology and bioinformatics as application areas for research in logic programming.

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Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biochemistry
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URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102841
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