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Flower pollination algorithm, Harmony search, meta-heuristics, optimization, Sudoku, chaos, evolutionary algorithms
Flower Pollination algorithm (FPA) is a new nature-inspired algorithm, based on the characteristics of flowering plants.In this paper, a new hybrid optimization method called improved Flower Pollination Algorithm with Chaotic Harmony Search (FPCHS) is proposed. The method combines the standard Flower Pollination algorithm (FPA) with the chaotic Harmony Search (HS) algorithm to improve the searching accuracy. The FPCHS algorithm is used to solve Sudoku puzzles. Numerical results show that the FPCHS is accurate and efficient in comparison with standard Harmony Search, (HS) algorithm.
Osama Abdel-Raouf, Ibrahim El-henawy, Mohamed Abdel-Baset, "A Novel Hybrid Flower Pollination Algorithm with Chaotic Harmony Search for Solving Sudoku Puzzles", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.6, no.3, pp.38-44, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2014.03.05
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