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Meaning of CORAL

Pronunciation:  'korul

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1. class oriented ring associated language.

2. A deductive database and logic programming system based on horn-clause rules with extensions like sql's group-by and aggregation operators. CORAL was developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is implemented in C++ and has a prolog-like syntax.

Many evaluation techniques are supported, including bottom-up fixpoint evaluation and top-down backtracking. modules are separately compiled; different evaluation methods can be used in different modules within a single program. Disk-resident data is supported via an interface to the exodus storage manager. There is an on-line help facility. It requires at&t c++ 2.0 (or g++ soon) and runs on decstation and sun-4.