Optimization Heuristics

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    Portfolio Optimization by Means of Multiple Tandem Certainty-Uncertainty Searches: A Technical Description

    This paper describes a new approach and associated search schemes for optimization under uncertainty. Analysts can apply this method to a problem with a significantly larger number of decision variables, uncertain parameters, and uncertain scenarios.

    Mar 15, 2013

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    Comparing Similar Therapies May Yield More Questions Than Answers

    About $500 million a year is being spent in the United States. on comparative effectiveness studies that will conclude that therapy A can, or cannot, be distinguished from therapy B. But will physicians be able to use such information to arrive at better decisions for their patients?

    Oct 1, 2012

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    Machine Learning Methods in Systematic Reviews: Identifying Quality Improvement Intervention Evaluations

    Electronic searches typically yield far more citations than are relevant, and reviewers spend a substantial amount of time screening titles and abstracts to identify potential studies eligible for inclusion in a review.

    Sep 1, 2012

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    Machine-aided heuristic programming : a paradigm for knowledge engineering

    Machine-aided heuristic programming is advocated as a paradigm for incorporating domain knowledge in intelligent task performance programs. In this paradigm, a system interactively assimilates a natural language description of a task, advice on how t...

    Jan 1, 1979

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    Heuristics for knowledge acquisition from maps

    Acquiring knowledge from a map depends upon procedures for focusing attention, encoding information, and integrating diverse knowledge. This paper describes the heuristics people use to study and learn maps. Verbal protocols obtained from eight subje...

    Jan 1, 1979

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    Heuristic Modeling Using Rule-Based Computer Systems

    Discusses a recent effort to apply heuristic modeling techniques to the topic of international terrorism.

    Jan 1, 1977

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    A Heuristic Adjacent Extreme Point Algorithm for the Fixed Charge Problem.

    An algorithm with three variations for the approximate solution of fixed charge problems. Computational experience shows it is extremely fast and yields very good solutions. The basic approach in all three variants of the algorithm is (1) obtain a ...

    Jan 1, 1973

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    The Heuristic Compiler

    An investigation of the kinds of problem-solving activity that are involved in computer programming and the kinds of language and representational means that are needed to produce more sophisticated compilers.

    Jan 1, 1963

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    The Logic Theory Machine: A Model Heuristic Program

    A highly detailed program listing for the Logic Theory Machine (LT), a computer program written in Information Processing Language-V (IPL-V), and developed especially for use as a pedagogical model.

    Jan 1, 1963

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    A Heuristic Program for Assembly Line Balancing

    An application of heuristic procedures to solve the assembly-line-balancing problem. Assembly-line balancing is defined as a process of assigning jobs to workers stationed along a continuous assembly line.

    Jan 1, 1960

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    Bart E. Bennett

    Senior Operations Researcher; Professor of Operation Research, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.S.E. in mathematical sciences, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics/computer science, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Candice Miller

    Research Programmer
    Education B.A. in mathematics, UC Berkeley; B.A. in history, UC Berkeley; M.A. in economics, University of Southern Calif