Approximating Minimum Multicuts by Evolutionary Multi-objective Algorithms
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- Neumann F., Reichel J. (2008) Approximating Minimum Multicuts by Evolutionary Multi-objective Algorithms. In: Rudolph G., Jansen T., Beume N., Lucas S., Poloni C. (eds) Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN X. PPSN 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5199. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
It has been shown that simple evolutionary algorithms are able to solve the minimum cut problem in expected polynomial time when using a multi-objective model of the problem. In this paper, we generalize these ideas to the NP-hard minimum multicut problem. Given a set of k terminal pairs, we prove that evolutionary algorithms in combination with a multi-objective model of the problem are able to obtain a k-approximation for this problem in expected polynomial time.
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