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    Conversion of decision tables to computer programs by rule mask techniques

    King, Peter J.H. (1966) Conversion of decision tables to computer programs by rule mask techniques. Communications of the ACM 9 (11), pp. 796-801. ISSN 0001-0782.

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    The rule mask technique is one method of converting limited entry decision tables to computer programs. Recent discussion suggests that in many circumstances it is to be preferred to the technique of constructing networks or trees. A drawback of the technique as hitherto presented is its liability to produce object programs of longer run time than necessary. In this paper a modification of the technique is discussed which takes into account both rule frequencies and the relative times for evaluating conditions. This can materially improve object program run time.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 18:53
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:50


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