Short for Rule Markup Language RuleML defines a shared Rule Markup Language, permitting both forward (bottom-up) and backward (top-down) rules in XML for deduction, rewriting, and further inferential-transformational tasks. It’s considered to be a markup language for the Semantic Web. The RuleML Initiative represents a collaborative research effort with a goal to develop RuleML as the Web language for rules using XML markup and formal semantics.
- Ruby on Rails
Abbreviated as RoR, Ruby on Rails (also referred to as just Rails) is an open source Web application framework, written in Ruby (object-oriented programming language), for developing database-backed Web applications. RoR closely follows the Model-View-Control (MVC) pattern, where models, views and controllers are fully integrated in a seamless fashion. Rails is a pure Ruby development […]
- Rule Interchange Format
Abbreviated as RIF, the Rule Interchange Format is a W3C recommended effort to develop a format for interchange of rules in rule-based systems on the Semantic Web. The overall RIF design takes the form of a layered architecture organized around the notion of a dialect. RIF has a number of extensions to support features such […]
(pronounced as separate letters) Short for reverse DNS, a method of name resolution in which an IP address is resolved into a domain name, which is the opposite of the typical resolution method of DNS, which resolves domain names into IP addresses. One practical application of reverse DNS is as an anti-spam measure. Because spammers […]
Short for relationship e-commerce, it is electronic commerce with an emphasized focus on the relationship between the merchant and the consumer, as opposed to just focusing on selling the product. May also be seen written as R-commerce or rcommerce.
The term rackmount is used to describe electronic equipment and devices designed to fit industry-standard-sized computer racks and cabinets (19″ wide). Rackmount devices are also standard 1.75 inch units. Rackmount is measured in U.