How to Build and Analyze Decision Tables.

by Solomon L. Pollack


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A description of the conversion of system applications to decision tables, a process which entails making decisions on how large the individual tables should be and what system parameters should be included. The paper presents the technique for reducing the number of written decision rules, and illustrates the rules that enable system analysts to insure: (1) that all possible combinations of conditions for the problem have been considered; (2) that the system does not prescribe different actions for the same situation; (3) that the system describes each situation and its actions once only. This paper was presented at the Air Defense Command Automation Symposium, Colorado Springs, 12 November 1963.

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