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Using genetic algorithms for the variable ordering of Reed-Muller binary decision diagrams.

Almaini, A E A and Zhuang, N (1995) Using genetic algorithms for the variable ordering of Reed-Muller binary decision diagrams. Microelectronics Journal, 26 (5). pp. 471-480. ISSN 0026 2692

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Results are reported of the use of genetic algorithms for the variable ordering problem in Reed-Muller binary decision diagrams. Tests carried out on benchmark examples and randomly generated functions are very encouraging and compare favourably with other non-exhaustive algorithms. The results show significant reduction in the number of nodes and gates for multi-level designs. The work is confined to single output fixed polarity Reed-Muller expansions: the method will be developed further to extend to other forms and to multi-outputs.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0026 2692
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Switching theory; Genetic algorithms; Computing; Reed-Muller binary decision diagrams; Decision theory; Integrated circuits;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering > 621.389 Computer engineering
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science > 004.2 Systems analysis, design & performance
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 2651
Depositing User: Dr. David A. Cumming
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2009 15:02
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013 13:49
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2651

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