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Homoiconic Prolog: Explain yourself!

Prolog is rather popular for Expert Systems. Why? Well because it's homoiconic and because we have DCG's, we can reify a query to make it explain itself. That's a lot of jargon, in this post we'll break it down and make some explanations.

Reification By Example

Reify: (v) To represent something abstract as a concrete thing.

Reification is a tool in the bag of tricks that can be quite tricky to understand. Rather than waffle on in the abstract, let's take a look at a few examples.