Chapter 5

Rules for Actions and Constraints


Rules provide a form of expression of business requirements abstracted from actual business operations. Rules specify where certain actions or restrictions are required. The chapter begins with discussion of the various forms and applications of rules including rule-based inferencing, regulations, and policies. It concludes with discussion of the administration of the implementation of policies and rules.


Business rules; Business constraints; Business policies; Regulations; Rule-based inferencing; Regulation administration; Policy administration

Rules are concise expressions of what must be true or when an action must occur. Rules express business requirements that reflect knowledge ...

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