Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Aug 2005 04:58 UTC, submitted by Phil
General Development Todd Blanchard has just released ObjectiveCLIPS (), a new open source project for Cocoa development on Mac OS X. ObjectiveCLIPS combine Cocoa and Core Data together with CLIPS (the original NASA's artificial intelligence engine) and F-Script, a high-level scripting language for Cocoa. Now, Cocoa developers can design rule-based applications around their Core Data object models. The inference engine can reason about rules and apply them when needed. ObjectiveCLIPS is easily embeddable in applications.
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RE: That's so cool
by Ronald Vos on Thu 18th Aug 2005 10:33 UTC in reply to "That's so cool"
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It does look interesting. Anyone can say how it compares to say, prolog?

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RE[2]: That's so cool
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 11:19 in reply to "RE: That's so cool"
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For anyone who is interested in a tool like this for Java, there's a great RETE rule engine called drools (http://drools.codehaus.org). You can specify semantics in embedded java, in grovvy and even create your own domain-specific language and use it. In the next version you will even be able to model rule systems with an Excel file.

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RE[2]: That's so cool
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 14:11 in reply to "RE: That's so cool"
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How dose this compare to prolog? Man that sucks, Prolog is a logical programming language and LISP is afunctional. Prolog isn't realy all that usefull for real world programming (exeptions like visualprolog exitst but almost nobody uses it) compared to LISP that is usefull for normal programming but few people want to use (still has more users then most niche languages).
Personaly i find it cool that you can embed F-Script in your CLISP code but I gues this will limit you terget audiece since they will need to know LISP and Smalltalk.

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RE[3]: That's so cool
by BrianH on Thu 18th Aug 2005 15:28 in reply to "RE[2]: That's so cool"
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CLIPS is not CLISP. CLIPS is (judging from its web site) a rule-based AI engine quite comparable to Prolog, but with extensions for procedural or object-oriented rules.

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RE[3]: That's so cool
by nelligan on Thu 18th Aug 2005 15:43 in reply to "RE[2]: That's so cool"
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2005-08-18

"Prolog isn't realy all that usefull for real world programming"
You sincerely never had to work with linguistic analyse if you said that.

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