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Search Algorithms and Applications

Search algorithms aim to find solutions or objects with specified properties and constraints in a large solution search space or among a collection of objects. A solution can be a set of value assignments to variables that will satisfy the constraints or a sub-structure of a given discrete structure. In addition, there are search algorithms, mostly probabilistic, that are designed for the prospective quantum computer. This book demonstrates the wide applicability of search algorithms for the purpose of developing useful and practical solutions to problems that arise in a variety of problem domains. Although it is targeted to a wide group of readers: researchers, graduate students, and practitioners, it does not offer an exhaustive coverage of search algorithms and applications. The chapters are organized into three parts: Population-based and quantum search algorithms, Search algorithms for image and video processing, and Search algorithms for engineering applications.

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Search Algorithms and ApplicationsEdited by Nashat Mansour

Published: April 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/620

ISBN: 978-953-307-156-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6005-2

Copyright year: 2011

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51113 Total Chapter Downloads

30 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

36 Dimensions Citations


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1. Two Population-Based Heuristic Search Algorithms and Their Applications

By Weirong Chen, Chaohua Dai and Yongkang Zheng


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2. Running Particle Swarm Optimization on Graphic Processing Units

By Carmelo Bastos-Filho, Marcos Oliveira Junior and Débora Nascimento


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3. Enhanced Genetic Algorithm for Protein Structure Prediction based on the HP Model

By Nashat Mansour, Fatima Kanj and Hassan Khachfe


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4. Quantum Search Algorithm

By Che-Ming Li, Jin-Yuan Hsieh and Der-San Chuu


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5. Search via Quantum Walk

By Jiangfeng Du, Chao Lei, Gan Qin, Dawei Lu and Xinhua Peng


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6. Balancing the Spatial and Spectral Quality of Satellite Fused Images through a Search Algorithm

By Consuelo Gonzalo-Martín and Mario Lillo-Saavedra


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7. Graph Search and its Application in Building Extraction from High Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery

By Shiyong Cui, Qin Yan and Peter Reinartz


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8. Applied Extended Associative Memories to High-Speed Search Algorithm for Image Quantization

By Enrique Guzmán Ramírez, Miguel A. Ramírez and Oleksiy Pogrebnyak


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9. Search Algorithms and Recognition of Small Details and Fine Structures of Images in Computer Vision Systems

By S.V. Sai, I.S. Sai and N.Yu.Sorokin


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10. Enhanced Efficient Diamond Search Algorithm for Fast Block Motion Estimation

By Yasser Ismail and Magdy A. Bayoumi


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11. A Novel Prediction-Based Asymmetric Fast Search Algorithm for Video Compression

By Chung-Ming Kuo, Nai-Chung Yang, I-Chang Jou and Chaur-Heh Hsieh


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12. Block Based Motion Vector Estimation Using FUHS16, UHDS16 and UHDS8 Algorithms for Video Sequence

By S. S. S. Ranjit


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13. Multiple Access Network Optimization Aspects via Swarm Search Algorithms

By Taufik Abrão, Lucas Hiera Dias Sampaio, Mario Lemes Proença Jr., Bruno Augusto Angélico and Paul Jean E. Jeszensky


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14. An Efficient Harmony Search Optimization for Maintenance Planning to the Telecommunication Systems

By Fouzi Harrou and Abdelkader Zeblah


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15. Multi-Objective Optimization Methods Based on Artificial Neural Networks

By Sara Carcangiu, Alessandra Fanni and Augusto Montisci


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16. A Fast Harmony Search Algorithm for Unimodal Optimization with Application to Power System Economic Dispatch

By Abderrahim Belmadani, Lahouaria Benasla and Mostefa Rahli


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17. On the Recursive Minimal Residual Method with Application in Adaptive Filtering

By Noor Atinah Ahmad


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18. A Search Algorithm for Intertransaction Association Rules

By Dan Ungureanu


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19. Finding Conceptual Document Clusters Based on Top-N Formal Concept Search: Pruning Mechanism and Empirical Effectiveness

By Yoshiaki Okubo and Makoto Haraguchi


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20. Dissimilar Alternative Path Search Algorithm Using a Candidate Path Set

By Yeonjeong Jeong and Dong-Kyu Kim


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21. Pattern Search Algorithms for Surface Wave Analysis

By Xianhai Song


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22. Vertex Search Algorithm of Convex Polyhedron Representing Upper Limb Manipulation Ability

By Makoto Sasaki, Takehiro Iwami, Kazuto Miyawaki, Ikuro Sato, Goro Obinata and Ashish Dutta


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23. Modeling with Non-cooperative Agents: Destructive and Non-Destructive Search Algorithms for Randomly Located Objects

By Dragos Calitoiu and Dan Milici


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24. Extremal Distribution Sorting Algorithm for a CFD Optimization Problem

By K.Yano and Y.Kuriyama


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