Answer set programming (ASP) is a declarative programming paradigm stemming from logic programming that has been successfully applied in various domains. Despite amazing advancements in ASP solving, many applications still pose a challenge that is commonly referred to as grounding bottleneck. Devising, implementing, and evaluating a method that alleviates this problem for certain application domains is the focus of this paper. The proposed method is based on combining backtracking-based search algorithms employed in answer set solvers with SLDNF resolution from PROLOG. Using PROLOG inference on non-ground portions of a given program, both grounding time and the size of the ground program can be substantially reduced.
Balduccini, Marcello; Lierler, Yuliya; and Schüller, Peter, "Prolog and ASP Inference Under One Roof" (2013). Computer Science Faculty Proceedings & Presentations. 10.