Heuristic search is an AI search technique that employs heuristic for its moves. Heuristic is a rule of thumb that probably leads to a solution. Heuristics play a major role in search strategies because of exponential nature of the most problems. Heuristics help to reduce the number of alternatives from an exponential number to a polynomial number. InArtificial Intelligence, heuristic search has a general meaning, and a more specialized technical meaning.
Related Journals of Heuristic Search
Journal of Heuristics,International Journal of Metaheuristics, International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing (IJAMC), Journal of the operational Research Society,Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.