Prakash VL - 1 year ago 69

Java Question

i have gone through PREDICATE and LAMBDA expression in java but i didn't understand how to link DM Predicate logic with this one for forming simple AI java Application?

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In Discrete Mathematics predicate logic we can create functions which can process natural language by making it as a simple regular expression. I'm asking how to write same functions using java lambda and predicate.

Example - ''All of Jane's friends are generous'' = > Regular Expression is "For any X: IF friend(X,jane) THEN generous(X)".

''Jane has at least one friend who is generous'' => "For some X: friend(X,jane) AND generous(X)"

I'm asking how to implement these concept in JAVA?

First of all these are not "regular expressions". A regular expression is something very different:

Now it is possible to express a predicate in the form of a Java function that evaluates to `true`

or `false`

. And those functions could be coded using Java lambdas.

However what you have here in your examples are effectively rules rather than simple predicates. To implement rules and rule-based deduction (which I guess is your end goal) you actually need some kind of logic engine. Such a thing could be implemented in Java, but if you use a language like Prolog, it all comes for free.

If you are looking for rules engines implemented in / for Java, you could start with the open source engines listed here: