Patent Number: 7,788,201

Title: Method, system, and program product for dispatching an event to a rule using key-value pair

Abstract: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for dispatching an event to a rule. In one embodiment, the invention includes generating a table from a rule set, wherein the table includes an indication of whether each rule in the rule set corresponds to at least one event type; receiving an event; in the case that a plurality of rules in the rule set correspond to an event type of the event, dispatching the event to the plurality of rules; determining that the event should not be processed by at least one of the plurality of rules; and terminating the dispatching of the event.

Inventors: Gschwind; Thomas (Zurich, CH), Biazetti; Ana C. (Cary, NC), Darney; Adam B. (Cary, NC), Dobner; Edward J. (Raleigh, NC), Feridun; Metin (Thalwil, CH), Gajda; Kimberly L. (Raleigh, NC), Moser; Michael (Zurich, CH), Pate; Brian D. (Apex, NC), Phelps; Mack E. (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06N 5/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018