PyCLIPS

1.0.7.348-clips-6.24 LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License)    
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An extension module that aims to embed full CLIPS functionality in Python applications

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PyCLIPS project is an extension module that aims to embed full CLIPS functionality in Python applications, providing Python with a strong, reliable, widely used, and well-documented inference engine.

Actually, CLIPS is often taken as "reference implementation" of an expert systems shell by many programmers and groups involved in AI developement. It has a forward chaining rule-based inference system, as well as all imperative and object-oriented constructs that allow controlling the execution flow.

Python is robust, and has got a very complete default library which includes a framework to build full-fledged windowed applications with a nice graphical interface... I chose it as my main development tool after several years of programming in C, C++, Visual Basic and so on.

Applications built in Python result incredibly portable, exactly the same code usually works on all supported platforms. I think that embedding the power of CLIPS into a Python module would increase the chance to build applications that need a powerful inference engine and a complex structure (or graphical user interface).

I'd like PyCLIPS to become a reliable extension for Python (even possibly large) applications that need a rule-based inference engine.
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Last updated on October 20th, 2010

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