An Electromagnetism-Like Approach for Solving the Low Autocorrelation Binary Sequence Problem
Keywords:low autocorrelation binary sequence problem, electromagnetism-like metaheuristic, combinatorial optimization
In this paper an electromagnetism-like approach (EM) for solving the low autocorrelation binary sequence problem (LABSP) is applied. This problem is a notoriously difficult computational problem and represents a major challenge to all search algorithms. Although EM has been applied to the topic of optimization in continuous space and a small number of studies on discrete problems, it has potential for solving this type of problems, since movement based on the attraction-repulsion mechanisms combined with the proposed scaling technique directs EM to promising search regions. Fast implementation of the local search procedure additionally improves the efficiency of the overall EM system.
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