Within ONTORULE we developed a new approach on how to implement applications using business knowledge in form of ontologies and business rules. The Showcase explains the high level workflow and the concrete implementation. The implemented components are instances of the platform’s abstract components demonstrating the feasibility of the theoretical approach. The business scenarios demonstrate the application of the implemented components within a concrete business case. The theoretical work provides theories that have been implemented only partially or not been implemented yet but are state-of-the-art candidates for implementations of abstract components.
The Integrated Showcase is available online. The full version of the Showcase, including IBM components protected by IP rights, is available on DVD and can be obtained from the partners.
RIF Assembler: A construction kit for RIF rulesets
Thursday, 19 January 2012 12:18
Fundación CTIC has produced RIF Assembler, a tool that permits to mix-and-match RIF rules and OWL ontologies to create tailored rulesets. Using this tool, companies can manage and transform complex rulesets, extending the capabilities of their current BRMS.
RIF Assembler is an outcome of the ONTORULE project, and is described in Deliverable 5.5. You can give it a try using the provided examples, or your own RIF rules and OWL ontologies.
Have a try to the final steel use case demonstrator
Thursday, 19 January 2012 11:47
The ONTORULE project is pleased to announce the final release of the steel industry use case demonstrator. This piece of software showcases the ONTORULE technologies in the context of the quality control in the galvanization line of ArcelorMittal. The system uses production rules to identify quality issues in steel coils, and supports decision-making on the products.
A version of the demonstrator is available for you to try, showing data that is similar to the actual data of the production line. You can explore a number of coils, the defects and phenomena that have been found on them, and the decisions proposed by the rules. Some coils that fail to meet the original requirements are reassigned to less restrictive orders.
The video belows summarizes the implementation of the demonstrator. For more information, you can also read Deliverable 5.5 of the ONTORULE project. To understand the business context of the steel use case demonstrator, you can watch a longer video.
SemEx is a platform designed to assist business analysts in building a base of business rules out of a policy document, the resulting set of candidate rules being used as the specification of a business rule application. This platform allows to link textual elements to conceptual resources and to rules. This is helpful to design simplified, self-content and comprehensive rules, as well as to explore the rule base and trace rule information back to the texts from which it is originated.