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Specifying and Reasoning about Business Rules in a Semantic Network

  • Leora Morgenstern
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 371)

Abstract

Semantic networks have long been recognized as useful in com-monsense reasoning and business applications. This paper explores an attempt to capture a set of business rules as a semantic network. While some of these rules can be expressed as nodes and their connecting links, other rules are best thought of as logical formulae that are attached to particular nodes. We define Augmented Semantic Networks, a formal structure that can capture this concept. We discuss several of the problems that arise in Augmented Semantic Networks and suggest solutions to these problems.

Keywords

Semantic Network Boolean Expression Business Rule Service Cover Default Theory 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leora Morgenstern
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  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown Heights

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