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The perennial fear revealed by a rules engine

When seeking to attain mastery of rules engines (RE), you will experience an odd phenomenon. Others, upon hearing some details of your course of study, will react in a what initially appears to be a manner angrily dismissive of the topic itself. This is strange given the fundamental role that computation plays in literally everything […]

How To Tell Stuff To A Computer

This looks like a great read; can’t wait to do so. (via Mark Watson)

Ontological Management with Protege OWL and Jess

Part of my quest to learn more about rules-engines involved the desire to find a really good approach for knowledge management. The short story is that when you work with a subject matter expert (SME), you need to find some good way to capture the domain data and behavior, the rules, actions, and everything else […]

Rules-Engines Recommended Wikipedia Reading

You know that advice “trust but verify”? It couldn’t be more true when it comes to the realm of applied or narrow artificial intelligence, specifically with respect to rules-engines. There is more dis-information out there on rules-engines than on any other tech topic that I’ve ever researched. It is really, really shocking the amount of […]

Post’s Tenth Rule of Computing

Any sufficiently complicated enterprise system contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of a rules engine. Ok, Post didn’t really say it I’m just having a little fun here paraphrasing Greenspun. Think about it though; it works!

IntelliFest Favorite Presentations: 2010-2012

Part of my path to knowledge engineering mastering has been to read everything available out there today about the modern knowledge engineering landscape. IntelliFest graciously posted all of their presentations from 2010-2012, and all of them are helpful. The following, though, were particularly helpful to me, and I wanted to share which ones and why, […]

On Rules

Over the last few weeks nights and weekends I’ve played around with Jess studying up on rules engines and expert systems. The approach of focusing on the limited reality defined by the facts and rules in the universe of the engine along with letting go of control of sequencing are surprisingly freeing. Memories of event […]