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AN ANT COLONY SYSTEM APPROACH FOR SOLVING THE AT-LEAST VERSION OF THE GENERALIZED MINIMUM SPANNING TREE PROBLEM
 

Summary: AN ANT COLONY SYSTEM APPROACH FOR SOLVING THE AT-LEAST VERSION OF THE
GENERALIZED MINIMUM SPANNING TREE PROBLEM
Arindam K. Das
University of Washington
arindam@ee.washington.edu
Payman Arabshahi, Andrew Gray
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
{payman,gray}@jpl.nasa.gov
ABSTRACT
We consider the "at least" version of the Generalized Min-
imum Spanning tree problem (L-GMST). Unlike the MST,
the L-GMST is known to be NP-hard. In this paper, we pro-
pose an ant colony system based solution approach for the
L-GMST. A key feature of our algorithm is its use of ants of
different behavioral characteristics, which are adapted over
time. Computational results on datasets used in earlier lit-
erature indicate that our algorithm provides similar or better
results for most of them.
1. INTRODUCTION
Given an undirected graph G = (N, E), where N is the set

  

Source: Arabshahi, Payman - Applied Physics Laboratory & Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

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