An improvement of the ant algorithm for the maximum clique problem
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The maximum clique problem is a very well-known NP-complete problem and for such a problem, meta-heuristic algorithms have been developed which ant algorithms belongs to. There are many algorithms including ant algorithms that have been elaborated for this problem. In this paper, a new dynamic function of selecting with a new improvement procedure in order to get a larger size of clique for the ant algorithm is presented and this search for the maximum clique in graph is compared to the bestn ant algorithms that are already known.
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