Chapter 2. Frameworks, Architectures, and Models

2.1 Needful abstractions

The future scenario painted in the previous chapter has some tempting features, but we obviously can“t deliver on it right now. Unless you“re working for a remarkably advanced organization, you“ll likely need to put several things in place before the pieces of the puzzle start to join up properly.

One of the most important pieces—probably the single most important one—is the notion of describing the needs of the business in a richly structured form. Ultimately, this is how we will be able to provide sufficient grip for a machine to get hold of what“s being described. But this is not just about wholesale automation; the same structured representation can also provide the ...

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