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Question

What is the difference between the Target Opimization and Target Dynamic Profile? They both appear aimed at optimizing some aspect of the target node and while the results obtained from each share a fair amount of similarity, yet they are not exactly the same. Under what circumstances should each be used?

Answer

The Target Optimization is based on an exhaustive search algorithm returning the tuples that optimize the objective function specified by the user. Depending on the size of the network and the size of the tuples, the execution time can very quickly be prohibitive. 

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The Target Dynamic Profile is based on a heuristic search algorithm that looks for a set of “drivers” to optimize the same objective function. However, cannot be guaranteed that the returned solution is optimal.

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