A neural network for the Steiner minimal tree problem

  title={A neural network for the Steiner minimal tree problem},
  author={Jayadeva and Basabi Bhaumik},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
The problem of finding the shortest tree connecting a set of points is called the Steiner minimal tree problem and is nearly three centuries old. It has applications in transportation, computer networks, agriculture, telephony, building layout and very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design, among others, and is known to be NP-complete. We propose a neural network which self-organizes to find a minimal tree. Solutions found by the network compare favourably with the best known or optimal… CONTINUE READING
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