The Undirected Rural Postman Problem Solved by the MAX-MIN Ant System

  • María Luisa Pérez-Delgado
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 55)


This work describes the application of the MAX-MIN Ant System algorithm to solve the Undirected Rural Postman Problem. The results obtained when we apply the proposed solution to a data set used by other authors demonstrate that this approach is very good. Moreover, the method only requires the graph formulation of the problem, so that no complex mathematical formulation of the same is required.


Rural Postman Problem NP-hard problems Max-Min Ant System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Luisa Pérez-Delgado
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  1. 1.Departamento Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de SalamancaZamoraSpain

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