Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Miller, ME: AUTHOR [+2]
Provided is a technique for defining and collecting rules for automated processing applicable to end user objects in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.
Provided is a
technique for defining and collecting rules for
automated processing applicable to end user objects in order to
overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.
conventional rule-based system support.
provide the following enhancements:
o A rule book
that collects all rules defined for the system.
o The rule book contains predefined and user-defined rules.
o The rule book provides access to the rule editor, which allows
rules to be defined visually.
o Rules can be dragged into and out of the rule book.
o Individual rules can be enabled or disabled.
features are provided for rule cross referencing,
displaying all active rules, an index of all defined rules, and
displaying a log of actions taken on behalf of the user.
An end user will experience the following benefits:
o simple rule definition and execution
o improved usability, and
o reduced errors and worksteps.