search algorithm

<theory>

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.

Last updated: 2007-11-03

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