This paper presents a technique for compiling a Horn-clause program intended for exhaustive search into a GHC (Guarded Horn Clauses) program. The technique can be viewed also as a transformation technique for Prolog programs which compiles away the 'bagof' primitive and non-determinate bindings. The class of programs to which our technique is applicable is shown with a static checking algorithm; it is nontrivial and could be extended. An experiment on a compiler-based Prolog system showed that our technique improved the efficiency of exhaustive search by 6 times for a permutation generator program. This compilation technique is important also in that it exploits the AND-parallelism of GHC for parallel search.
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