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brute-force search

A popular term for an inelegant and inefficient search for data, with no useful abstraction or curating.
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While this brute-force approach does work, it's not very efficient, and it certainly isn't confidence inspiring.
Amir Abdollahian said that Saudi Arabia's brute-force approach has triggered a surge in extremist activities in Yemen, adding, "We must raise global awareness of the Yemeni issue; if we don't resolve it in time, the rise in terrorism and the stream of refugees coming to Europe will intensify."
A robust risk management platform helps reduce reliance on a brute-force approach. It can also capture complex analytics such as the interaction of currency exposures from merged firms; the effect of different proforma forecasts; and the impact of currency volatilities and correlations.
Ellis believes that revenue declines in pressure pumping, particularly a push to moving beyond "simple brute-force approach of throwing large amounts of equipment at today's tight shale wells," could plague the company until 2013.
Consider instead a simpler and more brute-force approach, one that would abstract essential elements of speech rather than precisely imitate vocal tract physiology.
Hornady's Light Magnum was a rather brute-force approach; this is much more elegant, according to Dave Emary, Chief Ballistics Scientist for Hornady.
In the past, carriers used the brute-force approach of deploying their own separate infrastructures to provide in-building coverage, resulting in multiple antennas installed in every coverage zone.
But for Web services to work, this process will need to be far more graceful than the brute-force approach used by the old push channels.
When I was a graduate student, my professors would react with scorn to an experiment that took what they called a brute-force approach. The word that they used for admired work was elegant.
Having failed with the brute-force approach, mission scientists have nearly resigned themselves to coping with the crippled communication system and lowering their scientific expectations once Galileo reaches Jupiter in December 1995.
Nonetheless, by employing ingenious reasoning that circumvents the brute-force approach, mathematicians managed to determine seven Ramsey numbers by the end of the 1980s without resorting to computers.