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Introduction

  • Shin-ichi Minato
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Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 342)

Abstract

The manipulation of Boolean functions is a fundamental part of computer science, and many problems in the design and testing of digital systems can be expressed as a sequence of operations on Boolean functions. The recent advance in very large-scale integration (VLSI) technology has caused these problems to grow beyond the scope of manual design procedures, and has resulted in the wide use of computer-aided design (CAD) systems. The performance of these systems greatly depends on the efficiency with which Boolean functions are manipulated, and this is also a very important technique in computer science problems such as artificial intelligence and combinatorics.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shin-ichi Minato
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  1. 1.NTT LSI LaboratoriesKanagawaJapan

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