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Formalizing Interoperability in Rule Bases

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Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 130)

Abstract

With the increasing number of rules application areas, the number of different rule representations is also growing. As a result, rule-based knowledge cannot be easily shared among different rule bases. The goal of translation methods is to facilitate the process of interoperability between representations by providing an intermediate and formalized format for knowledge translation. We provide a definition of the formalized model for production rule representation. The proposed model is intended to be used as the intermediate format for rule interoperability between rule languages like CLIPS, Jess, Drools, or XTT. The discussed model is based on ALSV(FD) logic and significantly extends a formal model of XTT towards production rule systems. As we consider structured rule bases, module formalization is also introduced.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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