A maximum neural network approach for N-queens problems

Nobuo Funabiki, Yoichi Takenaka, Seishi Nishikawa

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A novel neural network approach using the maximum neuron model is presented for N-queens problems. The goal of the N-queens problem is to find a set of locations of N queens on an N × N chessboard such that no pair of queens commands each other. The maximum rjeuron model proposed by Takefuji et al. has been applied to two optimization problems where the optimization of objective functions is requested without constraints. This paper demonstrates the effectiveness of the maximum neuron model for constraint satisfaction problems through the N-queens problem. The performance is verified through simulations in up to 500-queens problems on the sequential mode, the N-parallel mode, and the N2-parallel mode, where our maximum neural network shows the far better performance than the existing neural networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalBiological Cybernetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science(all)


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