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Some comments on the use of ambiguous decision tables and their conversion to computer programs

This paper comments upon recently published work on decision table translation using methods similar to the rule-mask technique. The applicability of these methods under various possible conventions on overall table meaning is discussed, and it is argued that there is a place both for the multi-rule and the single-rule (or action set) convention in decision table usage.

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