S. M. Ashrafi

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This paper introduces Melody Search Algorithm which is an innovative optimization algorithm, inspired by basic concepts applied in Harmony Search algorithm. The new algorithm mimics performance processes of the group improvisation for finding the best succession of pitches in a melody. Utilizing different player memories and their interactive process, makes(More)
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For several decades the incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) steadily increased in fair-skinned, indoor-working people around the world. Scientists think poor tanning ability resulting in sunburns initiate CMM, but they do not understand why the incidence continues to increase despite the increased use of sunscreens and formulations offering more(More)
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