Implementing the rules application

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Rajesh Rao

Date archived: November 22, 2016 | First published: June 06, 2012

This series presents a hybrid approach that combines business rules and heuristic depth-first search to solve Sudoku puzzles. This approach emulates the methodology humans use to solve Sudoku. Rules built using WebSphere® Operational Decision Management apply forward-chaining logic; when this fails to find the solution, the heuristic search with backtracking emulates the trial-and-error approach. In Part 2 of this series, we'll outline the architecture and process used to embed the ruleset into a web application hosted on a public cloud. This content is part of the IBM Business Process Management Journal.

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