best first search

<algorithm>

A graph search algorithm which optimises breadth first search by ordering all current paths according to some heuristic. The heuristic attempts to predict how close the end of a path is to a solution. Paths which are judged to be closer to a solution are extended first.

See also beam search, hill climbing.

Last updated: 1995-12-09

Nearby terms:

Berzerkleybespokebest effortbest first searchBest FitBETAbeta

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