The world's fastest Scrabble program

  title={The world's fastest Scrabble program},
  author={Andrew W. Appel and Guy J. Jacobson},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • Andrew W. Appel, Guy J. Jacobson
  • Published 1988
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • An efficient backtracking algorithm makes possible a very fast program to play the SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game. The efficiency is achieved by creating data structures before the backtracking search begins that serve both to focus the search and to make each step of the search fast. 
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