HEURISTIC SOLUTIONS - A SIXTH OPTION?
A rule of thumb, simplification or educated guess that reduces or
limits the search for solutions in domains that are difficult and
poorly understood. Unlike algorithms, heuristics do not guarantee
optimal, or even feasible, solutions and are often used with no
Often called "ad hoc" techniques.
Last updated 2000/05/05
© J.A.N. Lee, 2000.