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A study of methodological issues in design and development of rule-based systems: proposal of a new approach
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 117–137, March/April 2011
How to Cite
Ligęza, A. and Nalepa, G. J. (2011), A study of methodological issues in design and development of rule-based systems: proposal of a new approach. WIREs Data Mining Knowl Discov, 1: 117–137. doi: 10.1002/widm.11
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2011
Rule-based systems (RBSs) constitute a powerful technology for declarative encoding and automated processing of large bodies of knowledge. A typical RBS consists of a knowledge base containing facts and production rules, and an inference engine managing the reasoning process. Despite their simple conceptual scheme, design and development of a RBS often turn out to be unexpectedly complex task. This paper presents an overview of issues concerning design and development of such systems. Differences between RBSs and classical software are exemplified, and design and implementation issues are analyzed. A novel, consistent, three-phase methodology incorporating conceptual, logical, and physical design is outlined. Moreover, tools supporting the complete design and development process are presented. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. WIREs Data Mining Knowl Discov 2011 1 117-137 DOI: 10.1002/widm.11