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1.3. Summary

Rule-based programs are everywhere. Their applications include everything from mail filtering to order configuration, and from monitoring chemical plants to diagnosing medical problems. Rule-based programs excel at solving problems that are difficult to solve using traditional algorithmic methods, and they work even when the input data is incomplete.

In the next chapter, we’ll refine our definition of a rule-based system. You’ll learn about the history of rule-based systems and about their architecture. We’ll also look at the development cycle for rule-based programs. By the end of the next chapter you’ll be ready to begin learning how to write your own rule-based software.


  

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