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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Visirule: Logic Programming

In the heady AI/Knowledge Systems days of the 90s we wrote dozens of rule based systems that contained thousands of rules. These were designed to capture and reproduce the knowledge of corporate experts.  Maybe even run the company, lights off.   From time to time I still get questions from people who ask how we did that, and what vendors exist that can help deliver knowledge systems.

I have been an advocate of building 'Business Process Modeling' (BPM) descriptions of corporate process, which has some similarity to these same logic based systems.  In particular the results can be delivered in easily understood visualizations that can be used for training and delivering the outline of key expertise.  I have kept up with one system that is useful for these kinds of systems:  Visirule, from Logic Programming Associates.   Check it out and let me know what you think.

Also, here is a spreadsheet containing a number of sample applications of Visirule.

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