heuristic rule

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Noun1.heuristic rule - a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
formula, rule - (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
lateral thinking - a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the problem from many angles instead of tackling it head-on
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A heuristic rule of thumb, educated guess, or trial-and-error result is a useful alternative data source for combat situations where experienced-based, after-action report information is often sufficient for immediate problem solving.
It includes new malware detection mechanisms and other significant improvements to the scan engine including a large set of Phishing signatures, support for SURBLs (Spam URL Realtime Blocklists) and heuristic rule tests.
The candidates for intraclausal coordinations are searched for with the heuristic rule, stating that all the head words (in bold in Fig.
Incoming email is redirected to the service's fully redundant, multi-tenanted network and application architecture, which processes messages in real-time via both traditional spam filtering techniques and leading-edge approaches to message analysis including authenticity checks, message fingerprinting, heuristic rule sets, extensive URI databases, real-time message source analysis, and customizable whitelists and blacklists.
15) For a heuristic rule to have an effect on equilibrium outcomes, irrational traders need not be completely weeded out of the economic system (through bankruptcy or reduction to a marginal role in determining equilibrium results).
We focus on two decisions: price and capacity, and two potential approaches for each decision: use a simple heuristic rule or optimize against the other choices.
Thus envisaged, the governing metaphor of an historical account could be treated as a heuristic rule which self-consciously eliminates certain kinds of data from consideration as evidence.
Each heuristic rule will provide a possible derision.
The second heuristic rule states that if the optimal solutions to the problems whose last periods are in set R all have the same production quantities for the first j* periods, then it is very likely that those production quantities will be part of any optimal solution to a problem of length greater than n.
What makes them so unique," Carmon continued, "is that they are released in a large number of distinct and short-lived variants, making it impossible to generate one signature or heuristic rule to effectively protect against them.
Examples of analytic techniques used in fraud detection are heuristic rules, anomaly detection, predictive models, text mining and link analysis.
Method based on edge detection [3] detects the edges of the image by the edge detection operator, then filters the edges or aggregates the candidate text regions, and finally filters out text regions by defining some heuristic rules.