This paper should be of interest to those who want to use the algorithm in a specific environment and those concerned with theoretical issues in the field of heuristic search algorithms. tional heuristic search with the use of an extend operator. Moreover, if the heuristic is consistent, A heuristic returns the minimum cost with which a state couldalways closes states with their optimal g-value, g (s), so it does not re-expand any node. BIDIRECTIONAL SEARCH Caveat: Not enough time in talk to be completely precise. The assessment of bidirectional heuristic search has been incorrect since it was first published more than a quarter of a century ago. Q: When does bidirectional (heuristic) search perform well? using reverse operators) from the goal. The question of when bidirectional heuristic search outperforms unidirectional heuristic search has been revisited numerous times in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Bidirectional search is implemented by replacing the goal test with a check to see whether the frontiers of the two searches intersect; if they do, a solution has been found. Direct Heuristic Search Techniques in AI. Kwa also claims that BS* can compute optimal solutions faster than A* by implementing the bidirectional search in parallel. 2.1 Bidirectional Search A bidirectional search, T is composed of a forward, T fw, and a backward, T bw, unidirectional search. VGHA, a bi-directional class of algorithms, is an extension of the Hart, Nilsson, and Raphael uni-directional heuristic search algorithms. Their results are extended to this more general class. Bidirectional search algorithms interleave two separate searches, a normal search forward from the start state, and a search backward (i.e. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): The assessment of bidirectional heuristic search has been incorrect since it was first published more than a quarter of a century ago. The assessment of bidirectional heuristic search has been incorrect since it was first published more than a quarter of a century ago. Other names for these are Blind Search, Uninformed Searchâ¦ Moreover, if the heuristic is consistent, Aâ¤ always closes states with their optimal g-value, gâ¤(s), so it does not re-expand any node. Bi-directional heuristic search is also proposed. For quite a long time, this search strategy did not achieve the expected results, and there was a major misunderstanding about the reasons behind it. 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