I am aware that of the difference of Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) and Quantum Annealing (QA) as explained here. However, another term which came up in some papers was Adiabatic Quantum Optimization (AQO). Where does AQO fit in among AQC and QA?
It seems that it is another name for QA and is restricted to solving the Ising model, just like D-Wave's QA? I would think AQO is more general than QA where QA is a form of AQO where its Hamiltonian can be any algebraic function of spin variables without restrictions on the interaction, unlike the Ising model.
Anyone mind clarifying this? Thank you!