Accession Number:

AD0627142

Title:

CRITERIA FOR ESTABLISHING LOCALLY OPTIMAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST SEQUENCES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

In determining diagnostic procedures a rule for assigning cases to classes is desired. Each case is describable by stating its value on a number of attributes. Only one attribute may be examined at a time, and there is a cost for determining the value of each attribute. Therefore, the appropriate method of classification is by a tree of sequential tests. Algorithms for examining a large file of cases of known class membership to produce a diagnostic rule are developed. The choice of a particular algorithm depends jointly upon the cost factors involved and the nature of the acts which result for tentative diagnosis of a case as a member of a class. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE