# decision table

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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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If it is impossible to satisfy all the rules returned by the DRSA, the rules supported by a larger number of "objects" in the decision table are considered, until the rule set allows for a unique urgency value which satisfies all the decisional rules.
The main contribution arising from this method is the usage of different non-linear functions instead of the standard least squares algorithm, that lead to full rankings of many non-monotone decision tables, for which QQ provides equal rankings (ties) of options or fails to fulfill the monotonicity of the rankings.
Decision table with conditional probability values Criteria/Decision pallet #1 pallet #2 pallet #3 Priors 0.
NET now offer business users the option of authoring or editing business rules using decision tables within Excel 2003; or composing textual rules in an "if-Then-Else" language in Microsoft Word, for example "if' a company buys several products and spends more than a specified amount, "then' it will receive a special discount; or 'else' it will pay a standard amount.
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.
TABLE 1: Decision Table for Taking a Strike Based on Reaching Base CURRENT A.
Currently very few Emergency Operations Centers have environmental health professionals at the decision table.
For example, the book does not define, teach, or illustrate such popular procedure writing or presentation techniques as the traditional playscript style, step-action list, decision table, or flowchart.
The authors identify the various rates, discuss the impact of rate selection on project analysis, and provide a decision table to assist in the selection of the most appropriate rate.
71sec) as the quickest to half-way in the semi-finals of the William Hill Derby at Wimbledon on Saturday, both greyhounds clocking personal bests in the Split Decision table.

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