Semi-Lagrangian relaxation

Lagrangian relaxation is commonly used in combinatorial optimization to generate lower bounds for a minimization problem. We propose a modified Lagrangian relaxation which used in (linear) combinatorial optimization with equality constraints generates an optimal integer solution. We call this new concept semi-Lagrangian relaxation and illustrate its practical value by solving large-scale instances of the p-median problem.


Research report, LOGILAB - HEC - University of Geneva, September 2004



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