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RIF: The Rule Interchange Format

  • Michael Kifer
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_118-1

Synonyms

Glossary

Fact

An type of a rule that has no premise

Horn Rule

A type of a rule whose conclusion is a predicate statement. The body of a Horn rule has no negated premises

Production Rule

A type of a rule whose head is an action, which inserts or deletes information

Rule Body

An alternative name for the premise of a rule

Rule Head

An alternative name for the conclusion of a rule

Rule

A statement that has a premise and a conclusion. It states that if the premise is true then so must be the conclusion

Definition

Rule languages and rule-based systems have been playing an important role in the information technology. The applications of rule systems include expert systems, decision-support, deductive databases, and business rules. Most people do not realize that even the ubiquitous database query language SQL is also rule-based. Although the basic idea of a rule is simple: it is just a statement with a premise and a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceStony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA