Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu

Ordinal Optimization

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200559

In the simulation optimization setting, an approach that exploits the property that it is easier to select the correct order among noisy measurements than to obtain precise estimates, i.e., ordering converges faster (exponentially) than estimation.



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