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Ant colony system with heuristic function for the travelling salesman problem

Alobaedy, Mustafa Muwafak and Ku-Mahamud, Ku Ruhana (2013) Ant colony system with heuristic function for the travelling salesman problem. Journal of Next Generation Information Technology, 4 (2). pp. 39-48. ISSN 2092-8637

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Ant colony system which is classified as a meta-heuristic algorithm is considered as one of the best optimization algorithm for solving different type of NP-Hard problem including the travelling salesman problem.A heuristic function in the Ant colony system uses pheromone and distance values to produce heuristic values in solving the travelling salesman problem.However, the heuristic values are not updated in the entire process to reflect the knowledge discovered by ants while moving from city to city. This paper presents the work on enhancing the heuristic function in ant colony system in order to reflect the new information discovered by the ants.Experimental results showed that enhanced algorithm provides better results than classical ant colony system in term of best, average and standard of the best tour length.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ant Colony Optimization, Ant Colony System, Heuristic Function, Traveling Salesman Problem
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2013 02:53
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2013 02:53
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9849

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