Drools Solver

Geoffrey De Smet has been busy working on the Drools Solver module, which will hopefully be part of the next major Drools release. Drools solver aims to efficiently solve search based problems finding a valid solution from large search areas. It currently provides implementations for Tabu, simulated annealing and Local search. I personally hope toRead more →

Local search 101 (Geoffrey De Smet)

I am working on a local search implementation on top of Drools.My proof of concept is already able to tackle planning problems such as: NQueens A simplified lesson schedule with teachers, groups, lessons and timeslots. Traveling Tournament Problem (TTP) (only breaking old records at the moment though) Local search and Drools turns out to beRead more →