@inbook{a70f2764f55c46efa902e770b0f72662,

title = "A cultural algorithm for solving the set covering problem",

abstract = "In this paper we apply a new evolutive approach for solving the Set Covering Problem. This problem is a reasonably well known NP-complete optimization problem with many real world applications. We use a Cultural Evolutionary Architecture to maintain knowledge of Diversity and Fitness learned over each generation during the search process. Our results indicate that the approach is able to produce competitive results in compare with other approximation algorithms solving a portfolio of test problems taken from the ORLIB.",

keywords = "Cultural algorithms, Genetic and evolutionary computation., Set Covering Problem",

author = "Broderick Crawford and Carolina Lagos and Carlos Castro and Fernando Paredes",

year = "2007",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-540-72432-2_41",

language = "English",

isbn = "9783540724315",

series = "Advances in Soft Computing",

pages = "408--415",

editor = "Patricia Melin and {Gomez Ramirez}, Eduardo and Janusz Kacprzyk and Witold Pedrycz",

booktitle = "Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems using Soft Computing Techniques",

}