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toy problem

toy problem in Technology

[AI] A deliberately oversimplified case of a challenging problem used to investigate, prototype, or test algorithms for a real problem. Sometimes used pejoratively. See also gedanken, toy program.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • The toy problem is in harmony with the child's resourcefulness, his powers and his interests.

    Educational Toys Louis C. Petersen

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