Copyright © 2013 Yourim Yoon and Yong-Hyuk Kim. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We present a new evolutionary algorithm to solve the 0-1 multidimensional knapsack problem.
We tackle the problem using duality concept, differently from traditional approaches.
Our method is based on Lagrangian relaxation.
Lagrange multipliers transform the problem, keeping the optimality as well as decreasing the complexity.
However, it is not easy to find Lagrange multipliers nearest to the capacity constraints of the problem.
Through empirical investigation of Lagrangian space, we can see the
potentiality of using a memetic algorithm.
So we use a memetic algorithm to find the optimal Lagrange multipliers.
We show the efficiency of the proposed method by the experiments on well-known benchmark data.