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Soft Computing by Udit Chakraborty, Samir Roy

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11.5  PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Production systems are intelligent systems that are structured to facilitate a state space search procedure. There are three main components of a production system. These are

  1. A global database
  2. A set of production rules
  3. A control system

Global database is the central data structure which is accessed, modified and manipulated throughout the problem solving process. Usually, the situation prevailing in the global database defines a state within the state space. A change in the global database corresponds to a move from one state to another state. The term global database should not be confused with the database of database management systems. The exact form of a global database depends on the application. It might be as ...

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