The semimetric polytope is an important polyhedral structure lying at the heart of hard combinatorial problems. Therefore, linear optimization over the semimetric polytope is crucial for a number of relevant applications. Building on some recent polyhedral and algorithmic results about a related polyhedron, the rooted semimetric polytope, we develop and test several approaches, mainly based over Lagrangian relaxation and application of Non Differentiable Optimization algorithms, for linear optimization over the semimetric polytope. We show that some of these approaches can obtain very accurate primal and dual solutions in a small fraction of the time required for the same task by state-of-the-art general purpose linear programming technology. In some cases, good estimates of the dual optimal solution (but not of the primal solution) can be obtained even quicker.
|Autori:||FRANGIONI A; A. LODI; G. RINALDI|
|Titolo:||New approaches for optimizing over the semimetric polytope|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s10107-005-0620-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|