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What is rule-based reasoning?

Asked by xmen24 (22points) January 6th, 2008

I am doing my undergraduate research in context-aware sentient systems. I need to come up with a new way of reasoning. What does it mean? What is rule-based reasoning? What field of work does it belong – AI, expert systems, machine learning etc.

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A particular type of reasoning which uses “if-then-else” rule statements. As mentioned above, rules are simply patterns and an inference engine searches for patterns in the rules that match patterns in the data. The “if” means “when the condition is true,” the “then” means “take action A” and the “else” means “when the condition is not true take action B.” Here is an example with the rule PROBABLE CAUSE:

IF robbery is TRUE
suspect witness identification is TRUE
suspect physical evidence is TRUE
suspect lacks alibi is TRUE
probable cause is TRUE
round up usual suspects

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