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An algebraic approach to mechanical tabu search algorithm generation

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3 Author(s)
Yuiun Zheng ; Provincial Key Lab. of High-Performance Comput., Jiangxi Normal Univ., Nanchang, China ; Haihe Shi ; Jinyun Xue

Traditional approaches to apply tabu search method typically require formulating an algorithmic structure for each individual problem. Based on algebraic specifications, the paper presents a unified and mechanical framework for implementing tabu search algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems. We define a generalized specification using high-order functions to describe search strategies, from which efficient algorithms can be generated for concrete problems by data type refinement and functional refinement. We also extend the framework for multi-objective problems by enriching specification behaviors. Our approach achieves a high level of abstraction and mechanization without losing performance.

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Progress in Informatics and Computing (PIC), 2010 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

10-12 Dec. 2010