Comet (programming language)
Comet is a commercial programming language designed by Brown University professor Dr. Pascal Van Hentenryck used to solve complex combinatorial optimization problems in areas such as resource allocation and scheduling. It offers a range of optimization algorithms: from mathematical programming to constraint programming, local search algorithm and "dynamic stochastic combinatorial optimization."
Comet programs specify local search algorithms as two components:
- a high-level model describing the applications in terms of constraints, constraint combinators, and objective functions;
- a search procedure expressed in terms of the model at a high abstraction level.
This approach promotes reusability across applications.
- Taylor, J., "First Look - Dynadec Comet", July 8, 2009
- Comet homepage at Dynadec
- Constraint-Based Local Search by Pascal Van Hentenryck and Laurent Michel. The MIT Press, 2005.