# Long Path Problems

@inproceedings{Horn1994LongPP, title={Long Path Problems}, author={Jeffrey D. Horn and David E. Goldberg and Kalyanmoy Deb}, booktitle={PPSN}, year={1994} }

We demonstrate the interesting, counter-intuitive result that simple paths to the global optimum can be so long that climbing the path is intractable. This means that a unimodal search space, which consists of a single hill and in which each point in the space is on a simple path to the global optimum, can be difficult for a hillclimber to optimize. Various types of hillclimbing algorithms will make constant progress toward the global optimum on such long path problems. They will continuously…

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