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Heuristic

A device one uses to learn or find. Heuristics are easy to remember, but are understood to not apply exactly to every situation. They are useful in all types of problem solving, including in business. Examples of heuristics include educated guesses, past experience and common sense.
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Heuristic scanning is able to detect malware that can evade sandbox detection through blind spots targeted by malware authors.
The Heuristic method was, for the first time, coined by Dr.
For the second prompt, we instructed students to list the heuristic card numbers, if any, they used in that concept.
It is tempting to assume that the hiatus heuristic leads to inferior performance.
Three factors have been identified that greatly contribute to the pathological behaviour in the minimax algorithm: the independence or low similarity of the sibling nodes, the low granularity of the selected heuristic function and the large branching factors of the search trees.
Exams grouped in the maximum clique were first assigned to different time slots, and then the heuristic ordering was applied to the remaining exams.
The duality of methodological approach demands a wish for synchronisation between holistic management of analytical problem, and analytically numerical accuracy of designed heuristic approach.
My group has shown that using heuristics based on a few cues in the environment can lead to more accurate decisions than making extensive mental calculations.
Running away from a stranger (the similarity-attraction effect) or sharing food only with those who previously shared with you (reciprocity) made sense then, and the same heuristics affect our negotiation tactics as attorneys.
We performed an experiment to compare the performance of four heuristic approaches to solve the printed circuit board (PCB) job-batching problem.
WebClarity said that heuristic scoring improves record selection for libraries, enabling them to pinpoint high quality metadata when building or improving database access for their patrons.
Unless you use real-world data, it is nearly impossible to know if each heuristic is correct and each statistic is useful.