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An Introduction to
ABLE Rule Processing

Deciding Whether ABLE Rules are
Right for Your Project


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Course Home Page Course Description and Instructions AI Pretest and Review ABLE on alphaWorks Contacts for Questions
Topic 1
Reasoning
Topic 2
ABLE Overview
Topic 3
Simple Business Rules
Topic 4
Data Analysis Rules
Topic 5
Planning Rules
Topic 6
Expert Systems
Topic 7
Putting It All Together

Course Evaluation

Welcome to
An Introduction to ABLE Rule Processing!

Do you know how to ...

  • Design software that captures a technicianís knowledge and can diagnose customer problems?
  • Implement an e-commerce site that offers specials to customers based on criteria specified and changed by the marketing department?
  • Create software that dynamically determines the sequence of actions needed to solve a problem?

While there are many solutions to these problems, rule-based software can solve them all.

The ABLE project (Agent Building and Learning Environment) from IBM Research provides you with the technology you need to developed rule-based software. And it can be downloaded from alphaWorks for free!

This course will get you started. You'll get enough of an introduction to ABLE rule-processing technology that you'll be able to decide whether you want to investigate it further as a possible technology solution for your projects.


Before starting on a topic, click on the Course Description and Instructions to find out:

  • what will be covered in this course,
  • how to proceed through the course, and
  • what the other links on the page are for.

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