Gah! I hate it when people post intelligently but do so anonymously. It suggests to me that they're not going to hang around the monastery. I certainly hope you do.
Actually, last night I was doing quite a bit of thinking (and reading) about this problem and using a database seemed to be one of two solutions. Actually, a multi-value database like UniData would be awesome (it would handle lists very easily), but I don't know of any open-source versions.
The other thought was to use directed graphs with adjacency lists. I think that would be workable and I could use DB_File to handle persistance. However, I am much more familiar with database theory so I think that would be better (and probably allow more people to contribute). The nice thing about databases is that I think they would solve the Unification problem very easily, if I can come up an easy scheme to create them on the fly (I'm seeing more deviation from Prolog already).
Join the Perlmonks Setiathome Group or just click on the the link and check out our stats.
In reply to Re: Re: Choosing a data structure for AI applications