Definition: A heuristic that keeps the elements of a list ordered by number of times each element is the target of a search.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
See also self-organizing list.
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Paul E. Black, "frequency count heuristic", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 23 December 2011. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/frequencyCountHueristic.html