(data structure)

Definition: A binary lattice data structure that succinctly represents a truth table by collapsing redundant nodes and eliminating unnecessary nodes.

See also OBDD, reduced ordered binary decision diagram.

Note: Randy Bryant's homepage

A BDD is a full binary tree.

Author: PEB

More information

Starting with slide 39, Monica Lam shows how a BDD relates to a truth table in Software Design Rules.

Randy E. Bryant, Graph-Based Algorithms for Boolean Function Manipulation, IEEE Transactions on Computers, C-35(8):677-691, August, 1986.

Go to the Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures home page.

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