### Abstract

The graph partitioning problem is an NP hard problem of deriving the partitioning of each vertex such that the total stun of the edge weights among the groups is minimized and the total sum of the vertex weights in each group is less than the upper limit. In this paper, a neural network solution is proposed in which the binary neurons are used for the graph 2-partitioning problem. In the present neural network, an energy function that is applicable to graphs both with and without edge and vertex weights is defined. For improvement of solution accuracy, shaking terms are introduced into the operating equation. To evaluate the solution search capability of the present method, simulations are carried out for random graphs, together with the KL method proposed by Kernighan and Lin, and the FM method proposed by Fiduccia and Mattheyses. From the simulation results, it is shown that the solutions obtained by the present method are the best.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 34-42 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Electronics and Communications in Japan, Part III: Fundamental Electronic Science (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi) |

Volume | 82 |

Issue number | 12 |

Publication status | Published - Dec 1999 |

Externally published | Yes |

### Keywords

- FM method
- Graph partitioning problem
- KL method
- NP hard
- Neural network
- Operating equation
- Shaking term

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Electrical and Electronic Engineering