Accession Number:

AD0425027

Title:

HOW TO BUILD AND ANALYZE DECISION TABLES,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Decision tables, a framework for describing a set of related decision rules, can improve the communication and documentation achievable by previous techniques such as flow charting and narrative descriptions of data processing problems, particularly those containing many complex decision rules. In addition, decision tables offer system analysts the potential to eliminate inconsistencies and redundancies in each set of specified decision rules and to produce computer programs that are efficient in the use of computer storage and computer running time. Decision tables also enable the system analyst to determine if he has considered all of the possible decision rules that can be formed from a particular set of conditions. The conversion of system applications to decision tables is described, a process which entails making decisions on how large the individual tables should be and what system parameters should be included. The technique for reducing the number of written decision rules is also described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE