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Questions tagged [breadth-first-search]

For questions concerning the breadth-first search (BFS) algorithm, which is an algorithm for traversing or searching tree or graph data structures. BFS starts at the root of the tree (or graph), then explores all of the neighbor nodes at the present depth prior to moving on to the nodes at the next depth level.

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Why does the adversarial search minimax algorithm use Depth-First Search (DFS) instead of Breadth-First Search (BFS)?

I understand that the actual algorithm calls for using Depth-First Search, but is there a functionality reason for using it over another search algorithm like Breadth-First Search?
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Why is breadth-first search only optimal when the cost solution is a non-decreasing function?

I am learning about searching strategies in AI and I was reading that breadth-first search is only optimal when the cost solution is a non-decreasing function? I am not really sure what this refers to ...
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What is the difference between the breadth-first search and recursive best-first search?

What is the difference between the breadth-first search and recursive best-first search? How can I describe the key difference between them?
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How do I model the blocked N queens problem as a search problem?

The blocked N-queens is a variant of the N-queens problem. In the blocked N-queens problem, we also have a NxN chess board and N queens. Each square can hold at most one queen. Some squares on the ...
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Keeping track of visited states in Breadth-first Search

So I was trying to implement BFS on a Sliding Blocks puzzle (number type). Now the main thing I noticed that is if you have a 4*4 board the number of states can be ...
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How do I train a bot to solve Katona style problems?

Cognitive psychology is researched since the 1940s. The idea was to understand human problem solving and the importants of heuristics in it. George Katona (an early psychologist) published in the ...