search algorithm

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search algorithm definition

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Any algorithm for identifying a solution to a problem (a search problem) out of a space of potential solutions by considering several potential solutions until one is found that meets certain criteria.
See A* search, beam search, best-first search, breadth-first search, depth-first search.
(2007-11-03)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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