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Distributed Diagnosis and the System User
January 1988 (vol. 37 no. 1)
pp. 71-78
The problem of how a user incapable of performing tests can diagnose a system, given the results of the Kuhl and Reddy algorithm, (1980 (3 paper), 1981), is addressed. In particular, the authors provide optimal or near-optimal algorithms for this purpose under a variety of assumptions.

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Index Terms:
Kuhl-Reddy algorithm; distributed diagnosis; system user; near-optimal algorithms; computer testing; directed graphs; distributed processing; switching networks.
S.E. Kreutzer, S.L. Hakimi, "Distributed Diagnosis and the System User," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 71-78, Jan. 1988, doi:10.1109/12.75141
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