Optimal sequential arrangement of evaluation trees for boolean functions

Y. Perl, Y. Breitbart

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Let F be a disjunction of boolean functions of pairwise disjoint variables. Suppose an evaluation tree is given for each such function. We consider the problem of finding an optimal sequential order of scanning the trees for evaluation of F. A necessary and sufficient condition is given. A more general arrangement-a tree-structured arrangement of the trees is considered. It is shown to give no improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInformation sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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