Free lunch or no free lunch: that is not just a question?

Yang, Xin-She (2012) Free lunch or no free lunch: that is not just a question? International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 21 (3). ISSN 0218-2130

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The increasing popularity of metaheuristic algorithms has attracted a great deal of attention in algorithm analysis and performance evaluations. No-free-lunch theorems are of both theoretical and practical importance, while many important studies on convergence analysis of various metaheuristic algorithms have proven to be fruitful. This paper discusses the recent results on no-free-lunch theorems and algorithm convergence, as well as their important implications for algorithm development in practice. Free lunches may exist for certain types of problem. In addition, we will highlight some open problems for further research.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):Algorithms; convergence analysis; no-free-lunch theorems; metaheuristics; optimization; multiobjective optimization
Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
ID Code:9543
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Deposited On:16 Nov 2012 11:43
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