backward chaining

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a method used in artificial intelligence systems to calculate a goal from a set of results

Electronics

  • Also known as backward reasoning. In artificial intelligence, a method of reasoning or problem solving that starts with a solution or conclusion, then works its way backwards to a set of conditions and corresponding facts which would bring about this result. This contrasts with forward chaining, which has facts and a set of conditions, and works its way toward a solution or conclusion.
  • synonymbackward reasoning
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