Searching algorithms are a type of algorithm used to search for specific data in a large dataset. These algorithms are designed to find the target data efficiently and with a minimum amount of computational resources. The performance of a search algorithm depends on the size of the dataset, the number of elements being searched, and the desired outcome.
This is a more efficient search algorithm that requires the data to be sorted in advance. The algorithm splits the dataset in half and compares the target data to the middle element. Based on the comparison, it continues to search either the first or second half of the dataset until the target data is found.
Hash table search
This is a search algorithm that uses a hash function to map the data to a specific index in an array. The target data can then be found by looking up the corresponding index in the array.
Each of these algorithms has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of algorithm will depend on the specific requirements of the problem being solved. The performance of the algorithm can be improved by using data structures such as trees and graphs, and by optimizing the search strategy.