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Three new stochastic local search algorithms for continuous optimization problems

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  • Sivashan Chetty


  • Aderemi Adewumi


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    This paper introduces three new stochastic local search metaheuristics algorithms namely, the Best Performance Algorithm (BPA), the Iterative Best Performance Algorithm (IBPA) and the Largest Absolute Difference Algorithm (LADA). BPA and IBPA are based on the competitive nature of professional athletes, in them desiring to improve on their best recorded performances. LADA is modeled on calculating the absolute difference between two numbers. The performances of the algorithms have been tested on a large collection of benchmark unconstrained continuous optimization functions. They were benchmarked against two well-known local-search metaheuristics namely, Tabu Search (TS) and Simulated Annealing (SA). Results obtained show that each of the new algorithms delivers higher percentages of the best and mean function values found, compared to both TS and SA. The execution times of these new algorithms are also comparable. LADA gives the best performance in terms of execution time. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Computational Optimization and Applications.

    Volume (Year): 56 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 675-721

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:coopap:v:56:y:2013:i:3:p:675-721
    DOI: 10.1007/s10589-013-9566-3
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