Ilog, the French-owned C++ class library specialist, has introduced what it claims is the world's first dynamically adaptable engine for C++ intelligent agents.
Agents are bits of software which are able to act on behalf of users.
Their behaviour is controlled by a set of rules. What Ilog has developed is a method by which these rules can be stored as simple text in a database.
The technology is available in Ilog's new Rules 4.0 interpreter. Ilog claims that, by being able to load new rules directly from text files, developers can now implement facilities like real-time filters and batch-checking systems.
Dominique Verdejo, Ilog's Internet marketing manager, said: "Since we can store the rules as simple text in a database and set new rules based on the customer situation, we can do more than traditional database management systems." The Ilog Rules facility directly monitors the complex correlation of events among C++ objects in applications.
Ilog Rules 4.0 is available on PC and Unix platforms. Prices start at $6,500 (#4,167).
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