heuristics


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heuristics

[hyu̇′ris·tiks]
(psychology)
The study of the mental processes involved in problem solving.
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Evidence of heuristic use: Both the sketches and the descriptions were assessed for heuristics provided in the set that were evident in the participants' concepts.
In this vein, it seems that heuristics are typically viewed as a liability in the BOps literature.
This phenomenon was termed a lookahead pathology [10] and it occurs when the quality of a shallower heuristic search is higher than the quality of a deeper one.
They compared eight selection heuristics for their uniform crossover operators.
The results corresponding to NEH heuristic were taken from (Agarwal et al,2006) only for the evaluation of performances.
The heuristic goes like this: If there is a legal default, do nothing about it.
One of the book's most entertaining aspects is his discussion of various psychological experiments that show the myriad biases and heuristics we deal with every day.
Finally, in section 5 we provide the recommendations for using the heuristics to solve the PCB-JB problem.
Our work is significant because it points towards a fuller understanding of heuristic performance, building a richer theory capable of encompassing a wider collection of problems and heuristics in a meaningful way.
These simple heuristics can help increase interoperability and the gains produced from architectural development in the DoD.
Social heuristics such as "eat what others eat" or "prefer mates preferred by others" can guide behavior without much information gathering and bring benefits such as reduced likelihood of food poisoning and social disapproval (Gigerenzer, p.