Beer, Christopher; Hendtlass, Tim; Montgomery, James
Ant Colony Optimisation (ACO) algorithms use two heuristics to solve computational problems: one long-term (pheromone) and the other short-term (local heuristic). This paper details the development of antennation, a mid-term heuristic based on an analogous process in real ants. This is incorporated into ACO for the Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP). Antennation involves sharing information of the previous paths taken by ants, including information gained from previous meetings. Antennation was...[Show more]
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