Ant Colony Optimization: An Overview

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Ant colony optimization is a met heuristic approach belonging to the model based search algorithm. It is a paradigm for designing met heuristic algorithm for combinatorial problem. In this paper, the authors discuss the Ant colony system. Ant colony system is one of the best algorithms of Ant colony optimization. They discuss the optimization and one of the optimization problems is combinatorial problem. To solve these types of problem Ant colony optimization was proposed. This paper contains description about Ant system and algorithm. Finally, they discuss various applications of Ant colony optimization.

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