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A seed-based plant propagation algorithm: The feeding station model

Sulaiman, M and Salhi, A (2015) 'A seed-based plant propagation algorithm: The feeding station model.' Scientific World Journal, 2015. ISSN 2356-6140

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Abstract

The seasonal production of fruit and seeds is akin to opening a feeding station, such as a restaurant. Agents coming to feed on the fruit are like customers attending the restaurant; they arrive at a certain rate and get served at a certain rate following some appropriate processes. The same applies to birds and animals visiting and feeding on ripe fruit produced by plants such as the strawberry plant. This phenomenon underpins the seed dispersion of the plants. Modelling it as a queuing process results in a seed-based search/optimisation algorithm. This variant of the Plant Propagation Algorithm is described, analysed, tested on nontrivial problems, and compared with well established algorithms. The results are included.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Depositing User: Muhammad Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 15:09
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13246

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