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Confessions of a production rule vendor (part 2)

Going on 5 years ago, I wrote part 1.  Now, finally, it’s time for the rest of the story.

Simply Logical English

This is not all that simple of an article, but it walks you through, from start to finish, how we get from English to logic. In particular, it shows how English sentences can be directly translated into formal logic for use with in automated reasoning with theorem provers, logic programs as simple as Prolog, and [...]

Blaze down in Fair Isaac’s Q1 2012

FICO reported 9% growth in revenues year over year. the bulk of revenues and all the growth was in pre-configured Decision Management applications FICO score revenues were half as much, w/ B2B growing as B2C (myFICO) waned tools revenues were less than half again as much and flat optimization (XPress) was up Blaze Advisor was [...]

Pursuing a decision tree down a rat hole

Fair Isaac’s recent press release touts the “key differentiator” of Blaze Advisor 7.0 as: the innovative Decision Graph visual metaphor, a decision tree management solution that makes even the most complex rule sets easier to manage and explain Of course, a decision tree is really more like a root system (i.e., the tree is upside [...]

Rules vs. applications of knowledge

I was just asked for some background on business rules and the major players, preferably in the form of videos. The request came in by email, so I didn’t have the opportunity to immediately ask “why”.   Below I give some specific and direct responses, but first a few thoughts about clarifying objectives. I don’t know [...]

IBM Ilog JRules for business modeling and rule authoring

If you are considering the use of any of the following business rules management systems (BRMS): IBM Ilog JRules Red Hat JBoss Rules Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor Oracle Policy Automation (i.e., Haley in Siebel, PeopleSoft, etc.) Oracle Business Rules (i.e., a derivative of JESS in Fusion) you can learn a lot by carefully examining this [...]

What could be more strategic than process or decision management?

The folks from Knowledge Partners have a post that I found thanks to Sandy Kemsley, whose blog often provides good pointers.  This article talks about the decision perspective on business rules.  It makes some good points, on which I would like to elaborate albeit at a more semantic or knowledge-level. Every language has three kinds [...]

How is a process an event?

processes are events that take time

Agile decision services without XML details

Externalizing enterprise decision management using service-oriented architecture orchestrated by business process management makes increases agility and allows continuous performance improvement, but… How do you implement the rules of EDM in an SOA decision service? 

Behind the CEP curtain – it’s about time, not the cache

TIBCO is the CEP vendor most focused on the market for business rules, as reflected in Paul Vincent’s post here.  Although I agree with Paul that rule vendors are not currently offering enough in terms of support for long-running processes, the conclusions that he draws in favor of considering a CEP alternative to a BRMS [...]