Decision Table Languages and Systems

Decision Table Languages and Systems

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Authors: John R. Metzner, Bruce H. Barnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218793

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ACM Monograph Series: Decision Table Languages and Systems focuses on linguistic examination of decision tables and survey of the features of existing decision table languages and systems. The book first offers information on semiotics, programming language features, and generalization. Discussions focus on semantic broadening, outer language enrichments, generalization of syntax, limitations, implementation improvements, syntactic and semantic features, decision table syntax, semantics of decision table languages, and decision table programming languages. The text then elaborates on design implications, decision structure tables, spectrum of decision table use, and history of decision table programming. Topics include feature evaluation method, breadth of decision table applicability, and suggested design procedure. The book also takes a look at sequential test procedures and language references. The publication is a vital reference for researchers interested in decision table languages and systems.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Motivation and Outline

    Decision Structure Tables

    Spectrum of Decision Table Use

    History of Decision Table Programming

    Chapter 2 Semiotics


    Decision Table Syntax

    Semantics of Decision Table Languages

    Decision Table Programming Languages

    Chapter 3 Programming Language Features


    Outer Language Features

    Syntactic Features

    Semantic Features

    Implementation Features

    Special Features

    Chapter 4 Generalization


    Outer Language Enrichments

    Generalization of Syntax

    Semantic Broadening

    Implementation Improvements

    Special Feature Enhancements


    Chapter 5 Design Implications

    Feature Evaluation Method

    Breadth of Decision Table Applicability

    Suggested Design Procedure

    Discussion of Tables



    Number of Possible STPs

    Language References



Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218793

About the Authors

John R. Metzner

Bruce H. Barnes

About the Editor

Robert L. Ashenhurst

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