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Handbook of Constraint Programming by Toby Walsh, Peter van Beek, Francesca Rossi

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Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2, Suppl. (C), 2006

ISSN: 1574-6526

doi: 10.1016/S1574-6526(06)80009-X

Chapter 5 Local Search Methods

Holger H. Hoos, Edward Tsang

Local search is one of the fundamental paradigms for solving computationally hard combinatorial problems, including the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP). It provides the basis for some of the most successful and versatile methods for solving the large and difficult problem instances encountered in many real-life applications. Despite impressive advances in systematic, complete search algorithms, local search methods in many cases represent the only feasible way for solving these large and complex instances. Local search algorithms are also naturally suited for ...

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