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Swarm Intelligence and Bio-Inspired Computation by Mehmet Karamanoglu, Amir Hossein Gandomi, Renbin Xiao, Zhihua Cui, Xin-She Yang

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11

A Review of the Development and Applications of the Cuckoo Search Algorithm

Sean Walton, Oubay Hassan, Kenneth Morgan and M. Rowan Brown,    College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK

11.1 Introduction

At its most basic level, the goal of optimization is to find a set of inputs which minimizes or maximizes a function. It tends to be the convention that if functions are minimized, a maximization problem can always be formed in terms of a minimization. The function to be minimized is known as the objective function and the space on which its inputs exist is called the solution space. Optimizers search the solution space of the objective function to find the minimum. Traditionally, optimizers have made use of the gradient ...

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