Medina-Marin, J., Perez-Lechuga, G., Li, X., Seck Tuoh, J.C. (2009). "ECA Rule Analysis in a Distributed Active Database," Computer Technology and Development, 2009. ICCTD '09. International Conference on , vol.2, no., pp.113,116, 13-15 Nov. 2009. doi: 10.1109/ICCTD.2009.282
Active database systems integrate event-based ruleprocessing with traditional database functionality. The modelmost widely used to represent event-based rules is the Event-Condition-Action rule (ECA rule) model. However, the relationships among rules in the development of a base of ECA rules can fall in an infinite rule triggering: the No termination problem. In this article, an approach based in Petri Net theory is proposed. This approach detects cyclic paths in the base of ECA rules. Furthermore, it can analyze the relationships among ECA rule components.