Chapter Nine

Action stubs That part of a decision table that lists the actions that result for a given set of conditions.
Condition stubs That part of a decision table that lists the conditions relevant to the decision.
Decision tree A graphical representation of a decision situation in which decision points (nodes) are connected together by arcs (one for each alternative on a decision) and terminate in ovals (the action which is the result of all of the decisions made on the path that leads to that oval).
Indifferent condition In a decision table, a condition whose value does not affect which actions are taken for two or more rules.
Rules That part of a decision table that specifies which actions are to be followed for a given set of conditions.
Structured English Modified form of the English language used to specify the logic of information system processes. Although there is no single standard, Structured English typically relies on action verbs and noun phrases and contains no adjectives or adverbs.

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