- A rule of thumb for solving a problem. A heuristic provides a quick
means of solving a problem, utilising a known rule of thumb, trick or
simplification to arrive at a solution to a problem in a shorter time
than other conventional methods. Heuristics are not guaranteed to solve
a problem or to provide the optimal solution.
Heuristics are sometimes also referred to as Heuristic Algorithms.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/Heuristic - Heuristic explained.