Assessing the Maintainability of XCON-in-RIME: Coping with the Problems of a VERY Large Rule-Base

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XCON is a rule-based expert system that configures computer systems. Over 7 years, XCON has grown to 6,200 rules, of which approximately 50% change every year. While the performance of XCON is satisfactory, it is increasingly becoming more difficult to change. With the goal of facilitating maintenance, DEC has developed a new rule-based language, RIME, in… (More)

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@inproceedings{Soloway1987AssessingTM, title={Assessing the Maintainability of XCON-in-RIME: Coping with the Problems of a VERY Large Rule-Base}, author={Elliot Soloway and Judy Bachant and Keith Jensen}, booktitle={AAAI}, year={1987} }