Evolutionary Algorithms for Vertex Cover

  title={Evolutionary Algorithms for Vertex Cover},
  author={Isaac K. Evans},
  booktitle={Evolutionary Programming},
This paper reports work investigating various evolutionary approaches to vertex cover (VC), a well -known NP-Hard optimization problem. Central to each of the algorithms is a novel encoding scheme for VC and related problems that treats each chromosome as a binary decision diagram. As a result, the encoding allows only a (guaranteed optimal) subset of feasible solutions. The encoding also incorporates features of a powerful traditional heuristic for VC that allow initial EA populations to be… CONTINUE READING
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