The following is a summary-level explanation for some of the key terms and concepts used in this book. Their meaning in the context of event processing differs from their meaning in other realms in some respects.

A-E-I-O-U features: Five kinds of business requirements that indicate the need to use event-processing techniques: a daptability with respect to change, management by exception, instrumentation of a system to measure and record events, responding to situations from outside the virtual enterprise, and responding to unanticipated situations.

agent: An entity, such as a person or software component, that is capable of action.

alarm fatigue (also called alert fatigue): The condition of a person who has received too many false alerts. ...

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