Yes, the same. Today rule-based systems are being used for everything from processing business rules to mail filtering to order configuration, monitoring chemical plants, diagnosing medical problems, loan application processing, and more. Very often in the A.I. field, as soon as something works and has practical applications, people stop considering it A.I.; that's certainly the case with rule-based programming.
1. Does it talk abour rules and grammar? 2.Does it talk about building rules engine in java? 3. Has AI flopped? 4. How different is your book from Aritifical Intelligence by Rich Knight? http://www.cs.ioc.ee/yik/lib/22/Rich1.html I have read this book in my final semester college. Thanks [ September 02, 2003: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]
1) Yes, it contains a full description of the Jess rule language. 2) No, not especially. It talks about using one (Jess), not writing your own. There is some discussion of how Jess is implemented. 3) No. Like lots of things, it's been overhyped. 4) That's an academic textbook on A.I. in general. "Jess in Action" is a practical handbook for building real software using Jess. They're pretty much completely unrelated.