# decision problem

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## decision problem

(theory)
A problem with a yes/no answer. Determining whether some potential solution to a question is actually a solution or not. E.g. "Is 43669" a prime number?". This is in contrast to a "search problem" which must find a solution from scratch, e.g. "What is the millionth prime number?".

See decidability.
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This method can be applied for any decision problems considering any number of alternatives.
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Every group expressed the problem that appeared if the family around the patient had a conflict; then, the decision problems and the communication problems were increased.
In the decision problems of interest, the options are represented with qualitative attributes that form a decision table.
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Multi-Objective programming is a part of mathematical programming dealing with decision problems characterized by multiple and conflicting objective functions that are to be optimized over a feasible set of decisions.
Discussing spatial expert systems, Malczewski (1999) notes a number of decision-making obstacles relevant to suitability modeling: spatial decision problems are not well understood; knowledge of spatial processes and decisions includes causal, common sense, and meta-knowledge but differs from person to person; people will approach and solve spatial problems differently; and communication barriers may exist between experts and people who operationalize decision support.
It has been one of the most widely used multi-criteria decision making tool to model real world decision problems.
The complex decision problems can be formulated in the form of simple hierarchy tree.

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