High accuracy and short amount of time are required for the solutions of many classification problems such as real-world classification problems. Due to the practical importance of many classification problems (such as crime detection), many algorithms have been developed to tackle them. For years, metaheuristics (MHs) have been successfully used for solving classification problems. Recently, hybrid metaheuristics have been successfully used for many real-world optimization problems such as flight scheduling and load balancing in telecommunication networks. This chapter investigates the use of this new interdisciplinary field for classification problems. Moreover, it demonstrates the forms of metaheuristics hybridization as well as designing a new hybrid metaheuristic.
Part of the book: Pattern Recognition