@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004050,
	  title     = {Solving the Set Covering Problem Using the Binary Cat Swarm Optimization Metaheuristic},
	  author    = {Broderick Crawford and  Ricardo Soto and  Natalia Berrios and  Eduardo Olguin},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In this paper, we present a binary cat swarm
optimization for solving the Set covering problem. The set covering
problem is a well-known NP-hard problem with many practical
applications, including those involving scheduling, production
planning and location problems. Binary cat swarm optimization
is a recent swarm metaheuristic technique based on the behavior
of discrete cats. Domestic cats show the ability to hunt and are
curious about moving objects. The cats have two modes of behavior:
seeking mode and tracing mode. We illustrate this approach with
65 instances of the problem from the OR-Library. Moreover, we
solve this problem with 40 new binarization techniques and we select
the technical with the best results obtained. Finally, we make a
comparison between results obtained in previous studies and the new
binarization technique, that is, with roulette wheel as transfer function
and V3 as discretization technique.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Sciences},
	  volume    = {10},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2016},
	  pages     = {113 - 117},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004050},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/111},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 111, 2016},