About: Hill climbing is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 3433 publications have been published within this topic receiving 98760 citations. The topic is also known as: HC.
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TL;DR: The elements of staged search and structured move sets are characterized, which bear on the issue of finiteness, and new dynamic strategies for managing tabu lists are introduced, allowing fuller exploitation of underlying evaluation functions.
Abstract: This is the second half of a two part series devoted to the tabu search metastrategy for optimization problems. Part I introduced the fundamental ideas of tabu search as an approach for guiding other heuristics to overcome the limitations of local optimality, both in a deterministic and a probabilistic framework. Part I also reported successful applications from a wide range of settings, in which tabu search frequently made it possible to obtain higher quality solutions than previously obtained with competing strategies, generally with less computational effort. Part II, in this issue, examines refinements and more advanced aspects of tabu search. Following a brief review of notation, Part II introduces new dynamic strategies for managing tabu lists, allowing fuller exploitation of underlying evaluation functions. In turn, the elements of staged search and structured move sets are characterized, which bear on the issue of finiteness. Three ways of applying tabu search to the solution of integer programmin...
TL;DR: A real-coded crossover operator is developed whose search power is similar to that of the single-point crossover used in binary-coded GAs, and SBX is found to be particularly useful in problems having mult ip le optimal solutions with a narrow global basin where the lower and upper bo unds of the global optimum are not known a priori.
Abstract: Abst ract . T he success of binary-coded gene t ic algorithms (GA s) in problems having discrete sear ch space largely depends on the coding used to represent the prob lem var iables and on the crossover ope ra tor that propagates buildin g blocks from parent strings to children st rings . In solving optimization problems having continuous search space, binary-coded GAs discr et ize the search space by using a coding of the problem var iables in binary strings. However , t he coding of realvalued vari ables in finit e-length st rings causes a number of difficulties: inability to achieve arbit rary pr ecision in the obtained solution , fixed mapping of problem var iab les, inh eren t Hamming cliff problem associated wit h binary coding, and processing of Holland 's schemata in cont inuous search space. Although a number of real-coded GAs are developed to solve optimization problems having a cont inuous search space, the search powers of these crossover operators are not adequate . In t his paper , t he search power of a crossover operator is defined in terms of the probability of creating an arbitrary child solut ion from a given pair of parent solutions . Motivated by the success of binarycoded GAs in discrete search space problems , we develop a real-coded crossover (which we call the simulated binar y crossover , or SBX) operator whose search power is similar to that of the single-point crossover used in binary-coded GAs . Simulation results on a nu mber of realvalued test problems of varying difficulty and dimensionality suggest t hat the real-cod ed GAs with the SBX operator ar e ab le to perfor m as good or bet ter than binary-cod ed GAs wit h the single-po int crossover. SBX is found to be particularly useful in problems having mult ip le optimal solutions with a narrow global basin an d in prob lems where the lower and upper bo unds of the global optimum are not known a priori. Further , a simulation on a two-var iable blocked function shows that the real-coded GA with SBX work s as suggested by Goldberg
09 Jan 1995
TL;DR: Problems and Methods of Optimization Hill Climbing Strategies Random Strategies Evolution Strategies for Numerical Optimization Comparison of Direct Search Strategies for Parameter Optimization.
Abstract: Problems and Methods of Optimization Hill Climbing Strategies Random Strategies Evolution Strategies for Numerical Optimization Comparison of Direct Search Strategies for Parameter Optimization.
TL;DR: The first empirical results simultaneously comparing most of the major Bayesian network algorithms against each other are presented, namely the PC, Sparse Candidate, Three Phase Dependency Analysis, Optimal Reinsertion, Greedy Equivalence Search, and Greedy Search.
Abstract: We present a new algorithm for Bayesian network structure learning, called Max-Min Hill-Climbing (MMHC). The algorithm combines ideas from local learning, constraint-based, and search-and-score techniques in a principled and effective way. It first reconstructs the skeleton of a Bayesian network and then performs a Bayesian-scoring greedy hill-climbing search to orient the edges. In our extensive empirical evaluation MMHC outperforms on average and in terms of various metrics several prototypical and state-of-the-art algorithms, namely the PC, Sparse Candidate, Three Phase Dependency Analysis, Optimal Reinsertion, Greedy Equivalence Search, and Greedy Search. These are the first empirical results simultaneously comparing most of the major Bayesian network algorithms against each other. MMHC offers certain theoretical advantages, specifically over the Sparse Candidate algorithm, corroborated by our experiments. MMHC and detailed results of our study are publicly available at http://www.dsl-lab.org/supplements/mmhc_paper/mmhc_index.html.
TL;DR: A new global optimization algorithm for functions of continuous variables is presented, derived from the “Simulated Annealing” algorithm recently introduced in combinatorial optimization, which is quite costly in terms of function evaluations, but its cost can be predicted in advance, depending only slightly on the starting point.
Abstract: A new global optimization algorithm for functions of continuous variables is presented, derived from the “Simulated Annealing” algorithm recently introduced in combinatorial optimization.The algorithm is essentially an iterative random search procedure with adaptive moves along the coordinate directions. It permits uphill moves under the control of a probabilistic criterion, thus tending to avoid the first local minima encountered.The algorithm has been tested against the Nelder and Mead simplex method and against a version of Adaptive Random Search. The test functions were Rosenbrock valleys and multiminima functions in 2,4, and 10 dimensions.The new method proved to be more reliable than the others, being always able to find the optimum, or at least a point very close to it. It is quite costly in term of function evaluations, but its cost can be predicted in advance, depending only slightly on the starting point.
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