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Author Prosser, Patrick ♦ Unsworth, Chris
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Heuristic mistakes ♦ Limited discrepancy search ♦ Performance improvement
Abstract Harvey and Ginsberg's limited discrepancy search (LDS) is based on the assumption that costly heuristic mistakes are made early in the search process. Consequently, LDS repeatedly probes the state space, going against the heuristic (i.e., taking discrepancies) a specified number of times in all possible ways and attempts to take those discrepancies as early as possible. LDS was improved by Richard Korf, to become improved LDS (ILDS), but in doing so, discrepancies were taken as late as possible, going against the original assumption. Many subsequent algorithms have faithfully inherited Korf's interpretation of LDS, and take discrepancies late. This then raises the question: Should we take our discrepancies late or early? We repeat the original experiments performed by Harvey and Ginsberg and those by Korf in an attempt to answer this question. We also investigate the early stopping condition of the YIELDS algorithm, demonstrating that it is simple, elegant and efficient.
ISSN 10846654
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-08-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 10846654
Journal Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA)
Volume Number 16
Page Count 18
Starting Page 1.1
Ending Page 1.18


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Source: ACM Digital Library