Why-Analyzer for Decision Modeling

whybuttonOpenRules announced availability of a new tool “Why-Analyzer for Decision Modeling“ that will be introduced at BBC-2016 on Nov 3 in Las Vegas.  In 2013 Ron Ross wrote: “Imagine you had a Why Button handy whenever you encountered some disconnect in day-to-day business operations. Hit the Why Button and presto – answers appear in the form of relevant business rules.”   In a way Why-Analyzer provides the “Why Button” for decision models built in accordance with the DMN standard. It’s much more than just a button but rather a smart graphical interface that allows business analysts to analyze the results produced by their decision models. 

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True Hallmark of Intelligence is Ability to Explain

whydecisionrulesFor me, the true hallmark of intelligence is the ability to explain,” says Prof Barry O’Sullivan, deputy president of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence. “There are lots of tasks that can be automated by a technology that can do the job very well, but it doesn’t really understand what it’s doing, or doesn’t understand why it did something in a particular setting.” Read more here and also see related posts Explanations for Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence and Will EU Law Restrict Automated Decision-Making?

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Tom Freidman speaks at IBMWoW

James Taylor provides interesting reports from the IBM’s World of Watson. In particular, he wrote this overview of the keynote given by Tom Friedman, the author of The World is Flat. Continue reading

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processcasedecisionBPMN, CMMN and DMN are truly the triple crown of process improvement standards, supporting process management, case management and decision management initiatives. Together they enable end to end modeling of your operations. The following  Trisotech‘s infographic explains how these 3 standards interact:
                                          BPMN Process + CMMN Case + DMN Decision 

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BBC 2016: Oct 31- Nov 4 in Las Vegas

Building Business Capabilitybbc2016 (BBC-2016) is the major annual international conference that will be held on Oct 31- Nov 4, 2016 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. It provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence. It includes a special Business Rules and Decisions Forum. DMCommunity.org is an official Blog Partner of BBC and our readers may receive 10% off the price of registration by using the discount code “DMC10”.

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Moving Sofa and Other Math Problems No One Can Solve

movingsofaSo you’re moving into your new apartment, and you’re trying to bring your sofa. The problem is, the hallway turns and you have to fit your sofa around a corner. If it’s a small sofa, that might not be a problem, but a really big sofa is sure to get stuck. If you’re a mathematician, you ask yourself: What’s the largest sofa you could possibly fit around the corner? It doesn’t have to be a rectangular sofa either, it can be any shape. Read about this and other math problems that anyone can understand, but nobody has been able to solve.

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Decision Model for Finding Optimal Spouse

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

A few years ago Michael Trick, one of the best known authorities optimalspousein Operation Research, blogged about “Finding Love Optimally“. In particular, he wrote: “I was a doctoral student from ages 22 to 27 (age will be relevant shortly), and like many in that age group, I was quite concerned with finding a partner with whom to spend the rest of my life. Having decided on certain parameters for such a partner (female, breathing, etc.), I began to think about how I should optimally find a wife. In one of my classes, it hit me that the problem has been studied: it is the Secretary Problem! I had a position to fill (secretary, wife, what’s the difference?), a series of applicants, and my goal was to pick the best applicant for the position.” Read more

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