1  #region License Information


2  /* HeuristicLab


3  * Copyright (C) 20022015 Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory (HEAL)


4  *


5  * This file is part of HeuristicLab.


6  *


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20  #endregion


21 


22  using System.Collections.Generic;


23  using HeuristicLab.Core;


24 


25  namespace HeuristicLab.Optimization {


26  /// <summary>


27  /// An interface which represents an operator for similarity calculation.


28  /// </summary>


29  public interface ISolutionSimilarityCalculator : IItem, IEqualityComparer<IScope> {


30  string SolutionVariableName { get; set; }


31  string QualityVariableName { get; set; }


32 


33  /// <summary>


34  /// Calculates the similarity of two solutions.


35  /// </summary>


36  /// <param name="leftSolution">The first scope that contains a solution.</param>


37  /// <param name="rightSolution">The second scope that contains a solution.</param>


38  /// <returns>A double between zero and one. Zero means the two solutions differ in every aspect, one indicates that the two solutions are the same.</returns>


39  double CalculateSolutionSimilarity(IScope leftSolution, IScope rightSolution);


40 


41  /// <summary>


42  /// Calculates the similarity of solutions in one scope.


43  /// </summary>


44  /// <param name="solutionCrowd">The scope that contains solutions.</param>


45  /// <returns>A similarity matrix. Zero means the two solutions differ in every aspect, one indicates that the two solutions are the same.</returns>


46  double[][] CalculateSolutionCrowdSimilarity(IScope solutionCrowd);


47 


48  /// <summary>


49  /// Calculates the similarity of solutions in two scopes.


50  /// </summary>


51  /// <param name="leftSolutionCrowd">The first scope that contains solutions.</param>


52  /// <param name="rightSolutionCrowd">The second scope that contains solutions.</param>


53  /// <returns>A similarity matrix. Zero means the two solutions differ in every aspect, one indicates that the two solutions are the same.</returns>


54  double[][] CalculateSolutionCrowdSimilarity(IScope leftSolutionCrowd, IScope rightSolutionCrowd);


55  }


56  }

