Solution pluralism is an approach to problem solving and deliberation. It employs a plurality of distinct solutions for a decision problem for aiding decision making. The concept is well established in existing practice, although perhaps not recognized as such. This paper: (1) presents the concept as a generalization of established practice, (2) briefly describes successful uses of the concept in practice, and (3) presents several areas that appear would benefit from application of the concept. Throughout, the role of metaheuristics in finding the pluralities of solutions is emphasized.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Computer Sciences | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics
Metaheuristics International Conference 9th MIC 2011, July 25-28, 2011
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Kimbrough, Steven O.; KUO, Ann; LAU, Hoong Chuin; Murphy, Frederic H.; and Wood, David Harlan.
Solution pluralism and metaheuristics. (2011). Metaheuristics International Conference 9th MIC 2011, July 25-28, 2011. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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