Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 134)

First of all, the subject of this chapter is not searching on the internet. Nor is it searching for a job or inner peace, and it has nothing to do with data mining. These initial caveats are necessary because practically all intellectual activity can be thought of as a search for something, so the term “search” by itself implies very little. It is an outright mistake to say “search” to a search engine, and even “search theory” will expose many entries having nothing to do with what we have in mind.


False Alarm Diffuse Reflection Detection Probability Exhaustive Search Random Search 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Operations ResearchNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA

Personalised recommendations