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Improving the Hopfield model performance when applied to the traveling salesman problem: A divide-and-conquer scheme

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García Rodriguez, Lucas and Talaván, Pedro M. and Yáñez, Javier (2016) Improving the Hopfield model performance when applied to the traveling salesman problem: A divide-and-conquer scheme. Soft Computing . pp. 1-15. ISSN 1432-7643 (In Press)

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Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00500-016-2039-8


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The continuous Hopfield network (CHN) can be used to solve, among other combinatorial optimization problems, the traveling salesman problem (TSP). In order to improve the performance of this heuristic technique, a divide-and-conquer strategy based on two phases is proposed.
The first phase involves linking cities with the most neighbors to define a set of chains of cities and, secondly, to join these with isolated cities to define the final tour. Both problems are solved by mapping the two TSPs onto their respective CHNs. The associated parameter-setting procedures are deduced; these rocedures ensure the feasibility of the obtained tours, and the quality of the solutions is compared with the pure CHN approach using some traveling salesman problem library (TSPLIB) instances. By means of this strategy, solving TSP instances with sizes of up to 13,509 cities are allowed with the computational resources we had available. Finally, the new divide-and-conquer procedure is improved by tuning the parameter which controls the first phase.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Artificial neural networks; Hopfield network; Traveling salesman problem; Divide-and-conquer.
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Mathematical statistics
ID Code:36556
Deposited On:04 Apr 2016 07:47
Last Modified:03 Jun 2016 14:13

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