Solving 0–1 knapsack problem by binary flower pollination algorithm

Mohamed Abdel-Basset, Doaa El-Shahat, Ibrahim El-Henawy

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In this paper, we propose a new binary version of the flower pollination algorithm (BFPA) for solving 0–1 knapsack problem. The standard flower pollination algorithm (FPA) is used for the continuous optimization problems. So, a transformation function is used to convert the continuous values generated from FPA into binary ones. A penalty function is added to the evaluation function to give negative values for the infeasible solutions. The infeasible solutions are treated by using a two-stage repair operator called flower repair. Experimental results have proved the superiority of BFPA over other algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5477-5495
Number of pages19
JournalNeural Computing and Applications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes


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