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English translation: Hill-climbing

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French term or phrase:escalade
English translation:Hill-climbing
Entered by: jgal
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02:09 Jul 13, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: escalades
'Le Responsable Services Clients pilote les actions de maintenance et les éventuelles escalades'.

GDT gives 'hill-climbing' (in an IT context), but this sounds very strange to me! Can anyone confirm/disprove this, or explain what it all means?

Many thanks,

Julia
jgal
Local time: 18:09
hill-climbing
Explanation:
... a longer thought!

hill climbing
<algorithm> A graph search algorithm where the current path is extended with a successor node which is closer to the solution than the end of the current path.

In simple hill climbing, the first closer node is chosen whereas in steepest ascent hill climbing all successors are compared and the closest to the solution is chosen. Both forms fail if there is no closer node. This may happen if there are local maxima in the search space which are not solutions. Steepest ascent hill climbing is similar to best first search but the latter tries all possible extensions of the current path in order whereas steepest ascent only tries one.

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 18:09
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Thanks Nikki,

It just sounded so strange to my untrained ear, but then IT never has been one of my strong points...

Julia
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Summary of answers provided
naEscalation
1964
naIn IT, it IS hill-climbing
Parrot
nahill-climbing
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naescalation
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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3 mins
escalation


Explanation:
escalation of somthing?
Just a quick thought...

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 18:09
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6 mins
hill-climbing


Explanation:
... a longer thought!

hill climbing
<algorithm> A graph search algorithm where the current path is extended with a successor node which is closer to the solution than the end of the current path.

In simple hill climbing, the first closer node is chosen whereas in steepest ascent hill climbing all successors are compared and the closest to the solution is chosen. Both forms fail if there is no closer node. This may happen if there are local maxima in the search space which are not solutions. Steepest ascent hill climbing is similar to best first search but the latter tries all possible extensions of the current path in order whereas steepest ascent only tries one.




    Reference: http://burks.brighton.ac.uk/burks/foldoc/74/51.htm
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 18:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
Thanks Nikki,

It just sounded so strange to my untrained ear, but then IT never has been one of my strong points...

Julia
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17 mins
In IT, it IS hill-climbing


Explanation:
(dans un système expert)


    Computing & Information Technology French
Parrot
Spain
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1 hr
Escalation


Explanation:
Though it is over I should add a comment, in this contex there may be an "esalation " I met so much in IT translations, when they face a porblem and can not solve the problem they pass the problem one step higher( and so on higher one) , like hill climibng but escalation might be correct wording.


1964
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Local time: 20:09
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