Catalogue of Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Aliases: Backwards Chaining, Goal-driven Search, Top-down Search
Author(s): Maarten van Someren
A State Space can be searched from the initial state to the goal state, applying Operators forward (Forward Search); alternatively the state space can be searched from the goal to the initial state applying the operators in reverse (backwards search).
- Barr, A. and Feigenbaum, E.A., eds., The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1, William Kaufmann, Los Altos, California, 1981.