Definition: An algorithm that inefficiently solves a problem, often by trying every one of a wide range of possible solutions.
Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
exhaustive search, brute force string search.
Note: After LK.
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Paul E. Black, "brute force", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 14 August 2008. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bruteforce.html