Solving Order/Degree Problems by Using EDA-GK with a Novel Sampling Method
Ryoichi Hasegawa and Hisashi Handa
3-4-1 Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka 577-8502, Japan
The Estimation of Distribution Algorithms with Graph Kernels called EDA-GK is an extension of the Estimation of Distribution Algorithms that can work with graph-related problems. Individuals of the EDA-GK are represented by graphs. In this paper, the EDA-GK is applied to solve for the Order/Degree problems, which are an NP-hard problems and are a benchmark problem in graph theory studies. Moreover, we incorporate a new sampling method for generating offspring. Experimental results on several problem instances of Order/Degree problems show the effectiveness of the EDA-GK.
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