Chapter 9 Related Topics

There are several topics related to policies that fall somewhat slightly out of scope of the use of policies for self-management. In this chapter, we take a brief look at some of those subjects and explain their relationships to policy-based self-management.

9.1. Production Rules

We have seen that many policies are naturally expressed using condition/action rules. This is very similar to production rule systems in the artificial intelligence area [KlaP]. The classic computational model of a production rule system takes as input a set of objects and stores them locally in what is called its working memory. The conditions of the rules are evaluated against the working memory and a subset of the rules whose conditions ...

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