I am looking for a visual organization format that can help group logical conclusions. Basically, If people are given 3 options, and I am looking to interpret their vote, what is a clean manner of cataloging these items?

Basically, - Option A can entail the numbers 1,2,3 - Option B can entail the numbers 1 - Options A, B are not mutually exclusive of each other - Option C entails 0 and is mutually exclusive of A, B

Is there a graph or table or other organization method to map visually what the options and their combinations could necessarily entail?

  • Maybe PROLOG? ;)
    – Joseph Weissman
    Sep 11, 2012 at 22:10
  • @JosephWeissman, What visualizer do you use for PROLOG? I'd love to get my hands on one Sep 21, 2012 at 8:32

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I can think of at least two representational systems that would serve your purpose:

  1. Boolean Logic represented in Venn Diagrams. This certainly adequate for representing the type of example in your question. However, representation becomes more complicated when you deal with more complex sets of propositions

  2. C. S. Peirce's existential graphs. They are not that well known, but it sounds like they are exactly what you are looking for.

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