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Austrian Working Group on Metaheuristics

 

A working group of the Austrian Society of Operations Research (OEGOR).


Metaheuristics?

 

 

"This is a general framework for heuristics in solving hard problems. The idea of ``meta'' is that of level. An analogy is the use of a meta-language to explain a language. For computer languages, we use symbols, like brackets, in the meta-language to denote properties of the language being described, such as parameters that are optional. Examples of metaheuristics are: Ant Colony Optimization Genetic Algorithms Memetic Algorithms Neural Networks Scatter Search Simulated Annealing Tabu Search Target Analysis."

(® 1996, Mathematical Programming Glossary, introduced by Harvey J. Greenberg and now published by the INFORMS Compu- ting Soviety)

 

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