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Evolutionary Computation 1

Basic Algorithms and Operators

Edited by Thomas Baeck, D.B Fogel, Z Michalewicz

CRC Press

378 pages

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The field of evolutionary computation is expanding dramatically, fueled by the vast investment that reflects the value of applying its techniques. Culling material from the Handbook of Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Computation 1: Basic Algorithms and Operators contains up-to-date information on algorithms and operators used in evolutionary computing. This volume discusses the basic ideas that underlie the main paradigms of evolutionary algorithms, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, and genetic programming. It is intended to be used by individual researchers, teachers, and students working and studying in this expanding field.

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"This new volume contains some extended material and provides basic information on evolutionary algorithms … This book provides an interesting reference for theorists, teachers, and practitioners also."

-H.D. Hecker, Zentralblatt Math

Table of Contents

WHY EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION?

Introduction to evolutionary computation

Possible applications of evolutionary computation

Advantages (and disadvantages) of evolutionary computation over other approaches

EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION: THE BACKGROUND

Principles of evolutionary processes

Principles of genetics

A history of evolutionary computation

EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS AND THEIR STANDARD INSTANCES

Introduction to evolutionary algorithms

Genetic algorithms

Evolution strategies

Evolutionary programming

Derivative methods in genetic programming

Learning classifier systems

Hybrid methods

REPRESENTATIONS

Introduction to representations

Binary strings

Real-valued vectors

Permutations

Finite-state representations

Parse trees

Guidelines for a suitable encoding

Other representations

SELECTION

Introduction to selection

Proportionary selection and sampling algorithms

Tournament selection

Rank-based selection

Boltzmann selection

Other selection methods

Generation gap methods

A comparison of selection mechanisms

Interactive evolution

SEARCH OPERATORS

Introduction to search operators

Mutation operators

Recombination

Other operators

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM051300
COMPUTERS / Programming / Algorithms
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General