Category Archives: Business Rules

Defining iPhone Rules for Real-Time Events

The new iPhone’s app called Shortcuts allows you to create a script that can be activated by pressing a button or using Siri. For example, you may say “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over.” The shortcut will then pause your … Continue reading

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State-Based Evaluation of Rules

Ron Ross: “In state-based evaluation of rules, current states of affairs are captured and monitored in real-time by a ‘watcher’ external to processes. This ‘watcher’ automatically intervenes whenever a violation of a rule occurs. The watcher resets the activity – i.e., … Continue reading

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Ron Ross: Response to Solutions for the “Recreational Fee” Challenge

Ron Ross provided a response to 5 already submitted solutions to our Apr-2019 Challenge “Recreational Fee” and to several posted comments. You may read Ron’s response here. If you have new comments, please post them here as well. Note that … Continue reading

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Similarity in Machine and Human Decision Making

In his new post “Artificial and Human Intelligence” Alain Chabrier from IBM describes decisions the members of his own  family make while packing for vacation. In simple terms Alain nicely explains how we use 3 major Decision Management techniques (Rules, … Continue reading

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New Challenge “Recreational Fee”

We’ve just published a simple challenge offered by Ron Ross. A city has created a decision table to determine appropriate usage fees for its recreational facilities based on length of usage and when the usage occurs. The city also has … Continue reading

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What is a ‘Decision’?

Ron Ross, Jacob and I have recently been discussing the March DMC Challenge. In his submission Ron suggests the challenge is a ‘rules problem’ not a ‘decision problem’ and quite reasonably asked me for my definition of a ‘decision’ when … Continue reading

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SBVR Specification for the Organ Donation Challenge

Ron Ross submitted Rule Specification for the Organ Donation Challenge that is based on SBVR/RuleSpeak. “The first and foremost concern is the exact business semantics of the problem. The rule specifications presented below address that fundamentally important objective. The RuleSpeak/SBVR … Continue reading

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