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Definition of the noun algorithm

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noun - plural: algorithms

  1. a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
    • examples: No algorithm that can solve this problem in polynomial time has been found yet. | This algorithm doesn't converge. | My algorithm has a 99% success rate. | We'd usually solve this problem recursively, but the proposed solution uses an iterative algorithm.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of algorithm: algorithmic program / algorithmic rule
    • more generic words: formula / rule = a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun algorithm


  1. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps.


  1. "Algorithm" is a musical EP of Algorithm.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "ALGORITHM" is a musical album of 鬱P.
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  3. "Algorithm" is a musical album of The Great Brain.


  1. Algorithm: In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning.
    • also known as Harezmi yolu, Algoritam, 算法
  2. Algorithm: In the C++ Standard Library, algorithms are components that perform algorithmic operations on containers and other sequences.

Phrases with Algorithm

  1. algorithm error
  2. Semi-Algorithm
  3. God's Algorithm
  4. Korf's Algorithm
  5. Genetic algorithm
  6. Memetic algorithm
  7. sorting algorithm
  8. stemming algorithm
  9. Euclidean Algorithm
  10. Dijkstra's Algorithm
  11. Kociemba's Algorithm
  12. Randomized algorithm
  13. Bellman-Ford Algorithm
  14. Approximation algorithm
  15. Thistlethwaite's Algorithm

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Google previewCryptology and Network Security (2005)

4th International Conference, CANS 2005, Xiamen, China, December 14-16, 2005, Proceedings by Yvo G. Desmedt, Huaxiong Wang, Yi Mu, Yongqing Li

Setup: The master key and parameter generation algorithm is a probabilistic algorithm that accepts as input a security parameter 1k and returns a masterkey and a parameter list params. – Partial-Private-Key-Extract: The partial private key ...

Google previewThe Information Security Dictionary (2006)

Defining the Terms that Define Security for E-Business, Internet, Information and Wireless Technology by Urs E. Gattiker

Algorithm is any well-defined procedure (does not have to be computational) that takes some value or set of values as input and produces some...

Google previewStatistical Learning and Pattern Analysis for Image and Video Processing (2009)

by Nanning Zheng, Jianru Xue

The principal idea behind the boosting algorithm is that combining simple rules and classifiers results in a single...

The basic theory behind the boosting algorithm is the PAC (probably approximately correct) learning model which was ...

Google previewInformation Theory, Coding and Cryptography

by Arijit Saha, NilotPal Manna, Surajit Mandal

Viterbi Decoding Viterbi decoding algorithm is the most optimum to decode convolution code to produce the maximum likelihood...

Google previewEighth International Work-Conference on Artificial and Natural Neural Networks (2005)

by Joan Cabestany, Alberto Prieto, Francisco Sandoval

algorithm is a new heuristic approach which has been proposed particulary for numeric optimization problems. It is a population based algorithm like genetic algorithms using the similar operators; crossover, mutation ...

Google previewAdvances in Information Systems Science (2012)

by Julius T. Tou

Algorithm is an old concept in mathematics. The term is...

An algorithm is a finite list of instructions for a sequence of operations which will result in solving a problem of a given type. The generality of an...

Google previewFuzzy Systems, Knowledge Discovery and Natural Computation Symposium (2013)

FSKDNC 2013 by Liangshan Shao, Jinguang Sun, Xiaowei Hui

The MP algorithm is a sparse decomposition and reconstruction algorithm proposed by Mallat and Zhang in the early 1990s[4]. The main idea of MP algorithm is based on over-complete library to finish signal decomposition, in which the ...

Google previewAn Analysis of Spectral Selectivity on Edge Detection Algorithms for a Non-invasive Identification of Skin Cancer (2007)

While the Canny edge detection algorithm is a more sophisticated edge detection approach, it performed only moderately better than its predecessors: Differentiation, Gradient, Prewitt, Roberts, Sigma, and Sobel. The Prewitt and Robert edge ...

Google previewAdvances in Information Systems (2004)

Third International Conference, ADVIS 2004, Izmir, Turkey, October 20-22, 2004. Proceedings by Tatyana Yakhno

algorithm is a new heuristic approach mainly having three advantages; finding the true global minimum of a multi modal search space regardless of the initial parameter values, fast convergence, and using a few ...

Google previewAlgorithmic Architecture (2006)

by Kostas Terzidis

An algorithm is a process of addressing a problem in a finite number of steps. It is an articulation of either a strategic plan for solving a known problem or a stochastic search towards possible solutions to a partially known problem. In doing so ...

Google previewMulti-Agent Machine Learning (2014)

A Reinforcement Approach by H. M. Schwartz

The difficulty with the WoLF-IGA algorithm is the amount of information that the player must have. The player needs to know its own...

Google previewECML 2000 (2000)

by Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Enric Plaza

Designing the representation languages for the input,LE, and output, LH, of a learning algorithm is the hardest task within machine learning applications. This paper emphasizes the importance of constructing an appropriate representation LE ...

Google previewCRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition (2002)

by Eric W. Weisstein

Algorithm A specific set of instructions for carrying out a procedure or solving a problem, usually with the requirement that the procedure terminate at some point. Specific algorithms sometimes also go by the name METHOD, PROCEDURE, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)

by Borko Furht

Algorithm. Definition Massively multiplayer online (role-playing) game, MMORPG or MMOG for short, is a new genre of online games that has emerged with the introduction of Ultima since 1997. It is a kind of network virtual environment (NVE) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Algorithm of the CLONALG (Ulutas & Konak, 2011) Category: Artificial Intelligence A Present State of Swarm Intelligence...

The Clonal Selection algorithm (CLONALG), which has been introduced by de Castro and Von Zuben ( 2002), is one of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (2001)

Volume 27: Supplement 6 by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

In the case of data having discrete output classes, we can easily extract features using any inductive learning algorithm or neural network. With continuous output classes, a neural network of supervised learning is generally used. The weights ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Freire, Mario

This article presents a QoS algorithm called constraint path heuristic routing decision system (CP-H/ RDS) that uses the concept of preference functions to address the problem ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1977)

Volume 6 - Computer Selection Criteria to Curriculum Committee on Computer Science by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

They also provide an algorithm for finding a subset of resources that would incur ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (2013)

by Derrick Morris

Parallel Algorithms By definition a parallel algorithm, in contrast to a sequential algorithm (see Fig.

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Lossy compression: On the left is the original image, in the middle is the same image compressed with the JPEG algorithm at a compression ratio of approximately 1:100, and on the right is the image compressed with the JPEG2000 ...

Google previewThe International Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence (1999)

by William J. Raynor, William Raynor

The algorithm requires that nodes be ordered and produces updates for the last node in ...

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The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website. (Tim Berners Lee)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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