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Rules Verification and Validation

Rules Verification and Validation
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Author(s): Antoni Ligeza (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland) and Grzegorz Nalepa (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 29
Source title: Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies: Open Solutions and Approaches
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Adrian Giurca (Brandenburg Technology University at Cottbus, Germany), Dragan Gasevic (Athabasca University, Canada) and Kuldar Taveter (University of Melbourne, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-402-6.ch012

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Abstract

In this chapter an introduction to verification of rules is presented. Logical models of rules, knowledge representation languages and inference rules are introduced in brief. Required characteristics of rulebased systems are analyzed and issues of formal verification techniques for rules are presented in details. The aim is to show how the quality of rules can be improved or kept at a relatively high level, even in environments with numerous active rules. This involves verification methods for rules discussing the expressive power issues of different rule representation logical languages. Moreover, verification checks for rules incorporating consistency, redundancy, completeness and minimal form are presented.

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