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Searching

[sur-ching]

Searching and search can refer to the following:

In computing and mathematics,

  • Search algorithm, an algorithm taking a problem as input and returning a solution to the problem, usually after evaluating a number of possible solutions
  • Bayesian search theory, the application of Bayesian statistics to the search for lost objects
  • Tree search, the process of systematically visiting each node in a tree data structure

In entertainment,

In other uses,

  • Search theory, in economics, the study of an individual's optimal strategy when choosing from a series of potential opportunities
  • Visual search, a type of perceptual task
  • Search and rescue, the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger
  • Search and seizure, a legal procedure whereby a state may search property and confiscate evidence

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