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  • GitHub repo mediKanren

    Proof-of-concept for reasoning over the SemMedDB knowledge base, using miniKanren + heuristics + indexing.

    Project mention: William Byrd on Logic and Relational Programming, MiniKanren (2014) | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-01

    Hi Kamaal!

    I know Cisco is using core.logic, which is David Nolen's Clojure variant of miniKanren, in their ThreatGrid product. I think the Enterprisey uses of mediKanren are a bit different than the purely relational programming that I find most interesting, though.

    Having said that, we are now on our second generation of mediKanren, which is software that performs reasoning over large biomedical knowledge graphs:

    https://github.com/webyrd/mediKanren/tree/master/medikanren2

    mediKanren is being developed by the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (HKPMI). HKPMI is run by Matt Might, who you may know from his work on abstract interpretation and parsing with derivatives, or from his more recent work on precision medicine. mediKanren is part of the NIH NCATS Biomedical Data Translator Project, and is funded by NCATS:

    https://ncats.nih.gov/translator

    Greg Rosenblatt, who sped up Barliman's relational interpreter many order of magnitude, has been hacking on dbKanren, which augments miniKanren with automatic goal reordering, stratified queries/aggregation, a graph database engine, and many other goodies. dbKanren is the heart of mediKanren 2.

    I can imagine co-writing a book on mediKanren 2, and its uses for precision medicine...

    Cheers,

    --Will

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