November 2003

Rules Business rules is the current term for a type of knowledge that is knotty to automate. The type of knowledge it refers to is logical knowledge, as distinct from factual knowledge or procedural knowledge. Factual knowledge is exactly that, and it can very naturally be stored in a computer because a computer’s basic architecture includes memory, both internal and external, that is ideally suited to storing factual information. Database tools and the constructs in programming languages that describe facts have evolved naturally from computer memory....

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September 2003

I’ve been meaning to add code corners to the last few newsletters but hadn’t found the time. So this newsletter will be all about building the types of AI systems discussed in the last few issues. In other words, this is an issue for those who want to roll up their sleeves and create their own AI systems. The two types of AI application studied are chat bots (July 2003 newsletter) and ontologies (June 2003 newsletter)....

 · 20 min