Search: An Overview

  • Ann V. D. L. Gardner


This article is the second planned excerpt from the Handbook of Artificial Intelligence being complied at Stanford University. This overview of the Handbook chapter on search, like the overview of natural language research we printed in the first issue, introduces the important ideas and techniques, which are discussed in detail later in the chapter. Cross-references to other articles in the Handbook have been removed -- terms discussed in more detail elsewhere are italicized. The author would like to note that this article draws on material generously made available by Nils Nilsson for use in the Handbook.