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This is one of the possible Use Cases.

1. Abstract

One of the most common patterns for activities in organizations is the making of, and delivering under, agreements. The ‘terms’ and ‘conditions’ of an agreement specify the services and products to be delivered, as well as how they are to be delivered and paid for. The ability of the parties to an agreement to interchange its business rules, i.e. the ‘conditions’ as well as the ‘terms’ in which the ‘conditions’ are defined, in a way that all the parties have the same understanding of the agreement is key to successful agreements.

Typical types of agreements that fall under this use case include:

The interchange of rules (‘conditions’) in this use case, and the vocabulary (‘terms and facts’) in terms of which the rules are formulated, takes place between instances of the same or different kinds of Rules Systems Supporting Interchange of Human-oriented Business Rules Rules Systems Supporting Business Communication of Rules i.e. rule editing systems that support specification, analysis and quality assurance of rules in business terms using controlled natural language underpinned by formal logic.

This rule interchange is between rule editing (agreement documentation support) systems of different organization units within an organization or between organizations. It occurs at the micro level between rules-enabled agreement documentation support systems of different work groups, and at the macro level between rules-enabled agreement documentation support systems of national governments.

2. Status

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3. Benefits of Interchange

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4. Requirements on the RIF

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5. Breakdown

5.1. Actors and their Goals

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5.2. Main Sequence

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  1. First step of sequence

  2. ...

  3. Last step of sequence

5.3. Alternate Sequences

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5.3.1. (Title of Alternate Sequence)

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6. Narratives

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6.1. (Title of Narrative)

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7. Commentary

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