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Rules are invoked in two different ways: one way for rules that do not access the focus list, and one for those that do. For rules that do not access the focus list the procedure is as follows.
Extract all of the TUs in the DE.
Apply the rule to each TU.
Put the resulting TUs back in the same order as they appeared in the original TUL.
For rules the do access the focus list, a similar process is performed, but with one important difference: When accessing the specific rule for the first Temporal Unit, which entity off the focus list that was used is recorded, and the remaining temporal units are forced to use the same one.