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Title: A development framework for rapid meta-heuristics hybridization
Authors: Lau, H.C. 
Wan, W.C. 
Lim, M.K. 
Halim, S. 
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Lau, H.C.,Wan, W.C.,Lim, M.K.,Halim, S. (2004). A development framework for rapid meta-heuristics hybridization. Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference 1 : 362-367. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: While meta-heuristics are effective for solving large-scale combinatorial optimization problems, they result from time-consuming trial-and-error algorithm design tailored to specific problems. For this reason, a software tool for rapid prototyping of algorithms would save considerable resources. This paper presents a generic software framework that reduces development time through abstract classes and software reuse, and more importantly, aids design with support of user-defined strategies and hybridization of meta-heuristics. Most interestingly, we propose a novel way of redefining hybridization with the use of the "request and response" metaphor, which form an abstract concept for hybridization. Different hybridization schemes can now be formed with minimal coding, which gives our proposed Meta-heuristics Development Framework its uniqueness. To illustrate the concept, we restrict to two popular meta-heuristics Ants Colony Optimization and Tabu Search, and demonstrate MDF through the implementation of various hybridized models to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem. © 2004 IEEE.
Source Title: Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN: 07303157
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