Standards in Artificial Intelligence

Aaron R. Kulkis akulkis at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 3 07:38:13 EST 2000


steve at tropheus.demon.co.uk wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 02 Nov 2000 10:01:42 -0500, "Aaron R. Kulkis"
> <akulkis at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> >I think it's summed up best by the sage observation:
> >"Hueristic methods don't work...if they did, they would be called ALGORITHMS"
> >
> 
> How do you think the commit or rollback decisions are made when
> transaction based systems are held up waiting on some part of a huge
> distributed database? Consider an international banking or trading
> system. Thousands of transactions could be held up because of a disc
> breaks, do we wait for all the parts of the database (the disc array)
> to come back on line? No, we make a heuristic decision and save an
> expensive hold up.
> 
> Heuristic methods can work very well.

Actually, it's just partially-completed transactions, which
are caught up when the remainder of the data is available.


> 
> Steve
> --
> 
> Steve Wolstenholme
> Neural Network Applications for Windows
> http://www.tropheus.demon.co.uk


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