TY - JOUR

T1 - Inheritable Genetic Algorithm for Biobjective 0/1 Combinatorial Optimization Problems and its Applications

AU - Ho, Shinn-Ying

AU - Chen, Jian Hung

AU - Huang, Meng Hsun

PY - 2004/2/1

Y1 - 2004/2/1

N2 - In this paper, we formulate a special type of multiobjective optimization problems, named biobjective 0/1 combinatorial optimization problem BOCOP, and propose an inheritable genetic algorithm IGA with orthogonal array crossover (OAX) to efficiently find a complete set of nondominated solutions to BOCOP. BOCOP with n binary variables has two incommensurable and often competing objectives: minimizing the sum r of values of all binary variables and optimizing the system performance. BOCOP is NP-hard having a finite number C(n, r) of feasible solutions for a limited number r. The merits of IGA are threefold as follows: 1) OAX with the systematic reasoning ability based on orthogonal experimental design can efficiently explore the search space of C(n, r); 2) IGA can efficiently search the space of C(n, r± 1) by inheriting a good solution in the space of C(n, r); and 3) The single-objective IGA can economically obtain a complete set of high-quality nondominated solutions in a single run. Two applications of BOCOP are used to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm: polygonal approximation problem (PAP) and the problem of editing a minimum reference set for nearest neighbor classification (MRSP). It is shown empirically that IGA is efficient in finding complete sets of nondominated solutions to PAP and MRSP, compared with some existing methods.

AB - In this paper, we formulate a special type of multiobjective optimization problems, named biobjective 0/1 combinatorial optimization problem BOCOP, and propose an inheritable genetic algorithm IGA with orthogonal array crossover (OAX) to efficiently find a complete set of nondominated solutions to BOCOP. BOCOP with n binary variables has two incommensurable and often competing objectives: minimizing the sum r of values of all binary variables and optimizing the system performance. BOCOP is NP-hard having a finite number C(n, r) of feasible solutions for a limited number r. The merits of IGA are threefold as follows: 1) OAX with the systematic reasoning ability based on orthogonal experimental design can efficiently explore the search space of C(n, r); 2) IGA can efficiently search the space of C(n, r± 1) by inheriting a good solution in the space of C(n, r); and 3) The single-objective IGA can economically obtain a complete set of high-quality nondominated solutions in a single run. Two applications of BOCOP are used to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm: polygonal approximation problem (PAP) and the problem of editing a minimum reference set for nearest neighbor classification (MRSP). It is shown empirically that IGA is efficient in finding complete sets of nondominated solutions to PAP and MRSP, compared with some existing methods.

KW - Combinatorial problem

KW - Inheritable genetic algorithm

KW - Multiobjective optimization

KW - Nearest neighbor classifier

KW - Pareto solutions

KW - Shape approximation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0742290016&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/TSMCB.2003.817090

DO - 10.1109/TSMCB.2003.817090

M3 - Article

C2 - 15369097

AN - SCOPUS:0742290016

VL - 34

SP - 609

EP - 620

JO - IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics

JF - IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics

SN - 1083-4419

IS - 1

ER -