Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu

Population-based Search Methods

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200615

Optimization search methods that propagate a population of solutions from iteration to iteration of the algorithm, generally using evolutionary operators. Examples include genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, and particle swarm optimization.


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