A data-driven technique used in constructing goals or reaching inferences derived from a set of facts. Forward chaining is the basis of production systems. Oppose backward chaining.
- Forward compatibility
jargon The ability to accept input from later versions of itself. Forward compatibility is harder to achieve than backward compatibility, since, in the backward case, the input format is know whereas a forward compatible system needs to cope gracefully with unknown future features. An example of future compatibility is the stipulation that a web browser […]
- Forward compatible
noun, Commerce. 1. delivery at a future date. noun 1. (in commerce) delivery at a future date
- Forward delta
The delta which, when combined with a version, creates a child version. See change management