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The term “idempotent” in IT refers to an operation that does not affect the application that it is called in, if it is called more than once with the same input... Read more

The Rete algorithm is an example of an algorithm that matches production rules. The Rete algorithm uses a knowledge base to check production rules and provide... Read more

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