I'm struggling with a translation of a technical text describing the process of minimization of a logical function (computer science & tech. stuff) and I don't seem to compe up with any logical explanation for this sentence:
Rushdi proposed a new procedure of minimization that extends Muroga's procedure by allowing general subsumption and consensus relations among the entered products...
What do you think the phrase "consensus relations" actually means? I have only came up with an assumption that, since consensus can be defined as an opinion that many people agree with, it might relate to some similarities that the entered products might share, e.g. common variables or so.
What do you think about it? Thanks you very much in advance!