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The Debugging of Rule Bases

The Debugging of Rule Bases
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Author(s): Valentin Zacharias (Forschungszentrum Informatik FZI, Germany)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 24
Source title: Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies: Open Solutions and Approaches
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Adrian Giurca (Brandenburg Technology University at Cottbus, Germany), Dragan Gasevic (Athabasca University, Canada) and Kuldar Taveter (University of Melbourne, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-402-6.ch013


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This chapter presents an overview of the issues affecting and the tools used for the debugging of rule bases. It describes the challenges in debugging rules, presents a classification of the debugging methods developed in academia and the tools currently used in practice. This chapter explains the main debugging paradigms for rule based systems: Procedural Debugging, Explanations, Why-Not Explanations, Algorithmic Debugging, Explorative Debugging, Automatic Theory Revision and Automatic Knowledge Refinement.

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