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decision table

[di′sizh·ən ‚tā·bəl]
(computer science)
A table of contingencies to be considered in the definition of a problem, together with the actions to be taken; sometimes used in place of a flow chart for program documentation.

decision table

A list of decisions and their criteria. Designed as a matrix, it lists criteria (inputs) and the results (outputs) of all possible combinations of the criteria. It can be placed into a program to direct its processing. By changing the decision table, the program is changed accordingly.
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Each entry of the decision table corresponds to any of the three values, namely YES (Y), NO (N) and not_signifiant (empty cells).
The fourth research approach, which is the main focus of the thesis, changes the view of the decision tables from deterministic to stochastic.
Four steps of stage 1 of the SyMAD-3 method were completed and 3 decision stages was identified; a set of attributes was formed and decision tables were completed --3; finally, calculations were made to determine the significance of attributes.
From the point of view of the flexible approach a decision table for the discussed repair works is presented taking into account the cavities after removal of faulty concrete established at a given stage on one hand, and the weather conditions during that stage on the other (Table 4).
From this lookup decision table results the quant for command and then command on step k:
In addition to the decision table features, new support for Ruleflows gives developers a more precise way to orchestrate business rule tasks graphically, allowing them to manipulate decision tables and Ruleflows directly from within their preferred integrated development environment, Visual Studio.
To create the 'Current Rules Tables' for both terms and promotional discounts, the Decision Tables are arranged in ascending order of 'Overall Discount Percentage' (as shown in Fig 1.
Decision tables, or decision rules with probabilistic confidence factors, are extracted from data containing information about past customer demographic, income, and other characteristics.
Decision tables should be established by managers with the appropriate technical expertise in the specific areas involved during the strategy planning period.
Three recent studies focus on the use of and failure to use software manuals, the minimalist approach and learning styles, and the effect of using decision tables.
The values for these variables are found in Decision Tables B, C, and D respectively.
For example, the manager of an insurance company's underwriting department can define applicable business rules with decision tables and store those rules in the BRMS repository for reuse.

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