An Analysis of the Hardness of TSP Instances for Two High-performance Algorithms

@inproceedings{Fischer2005AnAO,
  title={An Analysis of the Hardness of TSP Instances for Two High-performance Algorithms},
  author={Thomas Fischer and Thomas St{\"u}tzle and Holger H. Hoos and Peter Merz},
  year={2005}
}
The task in the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) is to find a minimum length closed tour through a given set of n cities with known inter-city distances such that each city is visited exactly once. The TSP has played a central role in the development of many Stochastic Local Search (SLS) algorithms, such as Ant Colony Optimization [5], or Simulated Annealing [9]. Currently, the best performing SLS algorithms for the TSP strongly rely on the exploitation of high-performing local search… CONTINUE READING

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