relational language

relational language

(language)
Any kind of programming language that specifies output in terms of some property and some arguments. For example, if Tom has two brothers, Dick and Harry, a relational language will respond to the query "Who is Tom's brother?" with either Dick or Harry. Notice that unlike functional languages, relational languages do not require a unique output for each predicate/argument pair. Prolog is the best known relational language.
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Although the preceding overview is brief, it is sufficient to make the point that the linguistic history of counseling began with the introduction of highly technical lexicons; was interrupted by the commonsensical, relational language of humanism; and then returned to esoteric and experience-removed ways of describing counseling processes.
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b) direct instruction of higher-order relations using relational language
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In preparing the preceding material, I did not have a chance to read the paper by Clark and Gregory [5], proposing a concurrent logic programming language called Relational Language.
This was more expressive than Relational Language in the sense that it was easy to write a Prolog interpreter in the language.
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