[DL] tableau or tableauX ?

Christel Kemke ckemke at cs.umanitoba.ca
Sat Apr 21 16:03:20 CEST 2007

The actual difference is that "tableaux" is plural and "tableau" is 
singular (it's a french word, and means "table").
And I agree, there should be some consistency in using either version, 
but there is no common agreement or rule on this, as far as I know.


Son LeThanh wrote:
> Hi all,
> Maybe my question is considered silly, but I hope that DL community 
> can explain me what is the difference between the word "tableau" and 
> "tableauX" and how to use them.
> For example, in the paper "A Tableaux Decision Procedure for SHOIQ" of 
> Horrock et al., there are phrases:
> - "a tableauX decision procedure"
> - "design of tableauX algorithms"
> - "the SHIQ tableauX algorithm"
> - "The SHOIQ tableau algorithm"
> - "a tableauX algorithm for SHOIQ"
> - "A tableau algorithm for SHOIQ"
> - "the tableau algorithm"
> - "The tableauX expansion rules for SHIQ"
> - "Tableau systems for SHIO and SHIQ."
> If there is no difference between these words, I think there should be 
> a consistency in using words.
> Thank you very much for your help.
> Best regards,
> Son
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