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what is importance of decision tree model  

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Posted January 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM via web

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ajm11 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM (Answer #1)

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Decision trees help to simplify decision making. It also helps in tracing the steps to develop a solution. Often computer programming is broke down into a decision tree in order to help facilitate the writing of code.

it also helps to develop a standard procedure when running an experiment in the science realm. Does chemical A react with B? If yes proceed here, if no proceed elsewhere.

One such example from wikipedia would be, "In the game of "20 Questions", the querent tries to construct a short binary decision tree that isolates a specific item. The item's identity question is asked when the current decision tree node is considered reliable by the querent."

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