The Heuristic Search Research Framework

Meir Goldenberg

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The Heuristic Search Research Framework is a software framework for conducting studies of heuristic search algorithms. The framework is more than a set of building blocks that facilitate the production of flexible and efficient implementations of heuristic search algorithms. The intended uses that distinguish this framework are: (1) gaining of insights into properties of search algorithms through a variety of means, (2) easy production of examples that can be used both for conference presentations and to teach heuristic search to students and (3) using policy-based design for building a taxonomy of implemented algorithmic variants. The paper presents the motivation behind the framework's design and provides a short description of the framework's features with examples. The paper is supplemented by extensive documentation that includes a video demo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalKnowledge-Based Systems
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017


  • Analysis
  • Heuristic search
  • Implementation
  • Prototyping
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence


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