production system


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production system

(programming)
A production system consists of a collection of productions (rules), a working memory of facts and an algorithm, known as forward chaining, for producing new facts from old. A rule becomes eligible to "fire" when its conditions match some set of elements currently in working memory. A conflict resolution strategy determines which of several eligible rules (the conflict set) fires next. A condition is a list of symbols which represent constants, which must be matched exactly; variables which bind to the thing they match and "<> symbol" which matches a field not equal to symbol.

Example production systems are OPS5, CLIPS, flex.

production system

A computer system used to process an organization's daily work. It implies a real-time operation and the most mission critical computer system in the enterprise. Contrast with a system used only for development and testing or for ad hoc inquiries and analysis. See data warehouse.
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Their production system for Pro Labs and Mini Labs has proven itself as a strong digital production system around the world.
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More and more North American suppliers, however, are expressing an active interest in redesigning entire manufacturing systems to achieve the kinds of quality and productivity associated with the "lean" production system that Toyota has refined.
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