IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Ant colony system: a cooperative learning approach to the traveling salesman problem

Author(s): M. Dorigo ; L.M. Gambardella
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 April 1997
Volume: 1
Page Count: 14
Page(s): 53 - 66
ISSN (Paper): 1089-778X
ISSN (Online): 1941-0026
DOI: 10.1109/4235.585892
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This paper introduces the ant colony system (ACS), a distributed algorithm that is applied to the traveling salesman problem (TSP). In the ACS, a set of cooperating agents called ants cooperate to... View More

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