decision tree


Definition of decision tree

: a tree diagram which is used for making decisions in business or computer programming and in which the branches represent choices with associated risks, costs, results, or probabilities

Examples of decision tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An average data scientist can easily identify how a simple model like a decision tree is making a prediction. Yec, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart are restricted free agents and the front office has their decision tree concerning them mostly in place. Christopher Dodson, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 For example, the patient’s risk of stroke could also be consistent with a decision tree that relies on one’s gender and diabetes status instead of blood pressure and smoking status. Boris Babic, STAT, 23 July 2021 In such cases, developers generally won’t want to substitute an advanced deep-learning system with, for example, a simple decision tree. Boris Babic, STAT, 23 July 2021 The framework could be a company credo, an internal workstream or decision tree. Avery Blank, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Offer sheets for Ball and Hart will determine which branches of the decision tree flourish and which ideas die on the vine. Christopher Dodson, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Decision tree learning is a supervised machine learning technique for inducing a decision tree from training data. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Embrace the technology by establishing a low-code platform workflow decision tree and focus on business friction and pain points. Chandra Gundlapalli, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of decision tree

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Decision tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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