CONVERSION OF LIMITED-ENTRY DECISION TABLES TO OPTIMAL COMPUTER PROGRAMS I. MINIMUM AVERAGE PROCESSING TIME.
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This paper begins with a brief description of limited-entry decision tables and then discusses alternate expressions for them as sequential testing procedures for computer implementation and as Boolean functions. An algorithm is developed that, in a finite number of steps, will convert any given limited-entry decision table into an optimal computer program, i.e., one with minimum average processing time. The algorithm is more general than procedures previously developed and guarantees optimality of the resultant computer program. Previous procedures required two distinct steps and gave no assurance of overall optimality. Computer implementation of the algorithm is also discussed. Author
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