Monthly Archives: August 2018

No future without maths

“Today’s and tomorrow’s jobs will require more and more mathematics; and yet the level of students in the West seems to be consistently dropping. What can we tech companies do about this? Maths seems to have worked its way into … Continue reading

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Will we see Prolog’s resurgence?

Is Prolog the next good idea? Prolog, introduced in 1972, “was a short introduction to open doors to other languages than C, Java, Python or so. In a jungle of hundreds of programming languages, Prolog fits like a glove into the formalism of … Continue reading

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Chaining Machine Learning and Optimization Models

Machine learning is about predicting, while optimization is about solving (searching for the values of variables that lead to the best outcomes). The latest Nathan Brixius’s post discusses different ways of combining optimization and machine learning: 1. Optimization as a means … Continue reading

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Knowledge Graphs

Knowledge Graphs are becoming increasingly important to support decision and process augmentation based on linked data. “It’s all about things, not strings: A Knowledge Graph represents a knowledge domain. It connects things of different types in a systematic way. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Combining DMN and Blockchain

I consider combining DMN and blockchain as a very promising approach for a while. Early this year Edson Tirelli described how DMN decision services can be invoked from smart contracts. And today I read the first paper that addresses the execution of … Continue reading

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Decision Automation and Explanations

Prof. Gene Freuder wrote a position paper “Complete Explanations”: “The position taken here is that it can be worthwhile to start with truly complete explanations and abstract and limit from there. The goal is to provide a high-level “big picture” of … Continue reading

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REALLY Smart (and Legal!) Contracts

In this article Dan Selman introduces “really” smart legal  contracts as well as the Open Source Accord Project. Dan will be among outstanding presenters during the upcoming DecisionCAMP-2018 in Luxembourg on Sep. 17-19.

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