# An ex-post bound on the greedy heuristic for the uncapacitated facility location problem

RAIRO - Operations Research (2006)

- Volume: 40, Issue: 2, page 143-167
- ISSN: 0399-0559

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topThizy, Jean-Michel. "An ex-post bound on the greedy heuristic for the uncapacitated facility location problem." RAIRO - Operations Research 40.2 (2006): 143-167. <http://eudml.org/doc/249769>.

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abstract = {
A bound for the greedy heuristic applied to the K-facility location problem can be calculated,
using values gathered during the calculation of the heuristic. The bound strengthens a
well-known bound for the heuristic. Computational experiments show that this bound can be
beneficial when the number of facilities is small or close to the total number of potential sites.
In addition, it is consistent with previous results about the influence of the data characteristics
upon the optimal value.
},

author = {Thizy, Jean-Michel},

journal = {RAIRO - Operations Research},

keywords = {facility location problem; greedy heuristic; bound},

language = {eng},

month = {10},

number = {2},

pages = {143-167},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {An ex-post bound on the greedy heuristic for the uncapacitated facility location problem},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/249769},

volume = {40},

year = {2006},

}

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SP - 143

EP - 167

AB -
A bound for the greedy heuristic applied to the K-facility location problem can be calculated,
using values gathered during the calculation of the heuristic. The bound strengthens a
well-known bound for the heuristic. Computational experiments show that this bound can be
beneficial when the number of facilities is small or close to the total number of potential sites.
In addition, it is consistent with previous results about the influence of the data characteristics
upon the optimal value.

LA - eng

KW - facility location problem; greedy heuristic; bound

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