Top 20 tech terms you should be familiar with before 2025

2 min readMay 27, 2022

Apriori Algorithm
Apriori algorithm helps find frequent or repetitive itemsets in a database based on associations between the presence or absence of items.

Admissible heuristic
Admissible heuristics are used to estimate the cost of reaching the goal state in a search algorithm, always finding the cheapest path solution.

Speech-to-text Translation
Speech-to-text conversion is converting spoken words into written texts. It lets you type with your voice, to improve your workflow and efficiency.

Non-deterministic algorithm
A nondeterministic algorithm is an algorithm that exhibits different behaviors on different runs, as opposed to a deterministic algorithm.

Temporal difference learning
Temporal Difference Learning is a learning technique commonly used in reinforcement learning to predict the total reward expected over the future

Lexical-Functional Grammar
Lexical functional grammar (LFG) is a constraint-based grammar framework in theoretical linguistics used for analysis of language.

Ridge Regression
Ridge regression is a fundamental regularization technique, but it is not used very widely because of the complex science behind it.

Brute-force search
Brute-force search is a problem-solving method that uses computing power to test every possible solution to improve system efficiency.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Human-Computer Interaction is the study of people interacting with computers. With academics, HCI can be used in the field of User Experience too.

Bag of words Model
The bag-of-words (bow) model is used to preprocess the text by converting it into a bag of words or fixed-length vectors, using machine learning algo.

Chatbot Avatar
Chatbot Avatar is a computer-generated character representing a real-life person, concept, or an artificial entity on the website.

Approximation Error
Approximation error in some data is the discrepancy between an exact value and some approximation to it. It can happen due to measurement issues.

Predicate logic
Predicate logic is a mathematical model that is used for reasoning with predicates. Predicates are functions that map variables to truth values.

Average Response Time
Average Response Time is the time taken by a representative to respond to a customer after they have voiced a request or a concern.

Rule-Based System
Rule-based systems are the simplest forms of AI. A rule-based system uses rules since it has the data illustration for knowledge coded into the system

Computational statistics
Computational statistics or statistical computing focuses on the bond between statistics and computer science to transform raw data into knowledge.

Autonomic computing
Autonomic computing refers to the self-managing characteristics of distributed computing resources while hiding intrinsic complexity to operators.

Discourse analysis
Discourse analysis is a research method that is used for the purpose of studying written or spoken language in relation to its social context.

Logical Deduction
Deductive reasoning, also know as deductive logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logical conclusion.

Lazy learning
Lazy learning refers to machine learning processes in which generalization of the training data is delayed until a query is made to the system