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Overview

This book explores the meta-heuristics approach called tabu search, which is dramatically changing our ability to solve a host of problems that stretch over the realms of resource planning, telecommunications, VLSI design, financial analysis, scheduling, space planning, energy distribution, molecular engineering, logistics, pattern classification, flexible manufacturing, waste management, mineral exploration, biomedical analysis, environmental conservation and scores of other problems. The major ideas of tabu search are presented with examples that show their relevance to multiple applications. Numerous illustrations and diagrams are used to clarify principles that deserve emphasis, and that have not always been well understood or applied. The book's goal is to provide 'hands-on' knowledge and insight alike, rather than to focus exclusively either on computational recipes or on abstract themes. This book is designed to be useful and accessible to researchers and practitioners in management science, industrial engineering, economics, and computer science. It can appropriately be used as a textbook in a masters course or in a doctoral seminar. Because of its emphasis on presenting ideas through illustrations and diagrams, and on identifying associated practical applications, it can also be used as a supplementary text in upper division undergraduate courses.
Finally, there are many more applications of tabu search than can possibly be covered in a single book, and new ones are emerging every day. The book's goal is to provide a grounding in the essential ideas of tabu search that will allow readers to create successful applications of their own. Along with the essential ideas, understanding of advanced issues is provided, enabling researchers to go beyond today's developments and create the methods of tomorrow.

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Not about looking for kiddy porn on the Net, but an exploration of a meta-heuristic approach to solving hard optimization problems in such realms as resource planning, telecommunications, circuit design, financial analysis, molecular engineering, flexible manufacturing, waste management, and biomedical analysis. Presents the major ideas of tabu search with examples demonstrating applications in multiple applications in order to convey a basic practical knowledge and insight rather than computational recipes or abstract themes. Suitable for use as a textbook in a graduate course or a supplemental text in upper- division undergraduate courses. Includes chapter-end discussion questions and exercises. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792399650
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/31/1997
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Tabu Search Background. 2. TS Foundations: Short Term Memory. 3. TS Foundations: Additional Aspects of Short Term Memory. 4. TS Foundations: Longer Term Memory. 5. Tabu Search Principles. 6. Tabu Search In Integer Programming. 7. Special Tabu Search Topics. 8. Tabu Search Applications. 9. Connections, Hybrid Approaches and Learning. 10. Neglected Tabu Search Strategies. References. Index.

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