An Introduction to
ABLE Rule Processing

Deciding Whether ABLE Rules are
Right for Your Project


Course Home Page Course Description and Instructions AI Pretest and Review ABLE on alphaWorks Contacts for Questions
Topic 1
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.

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  • 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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