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Genetic Programming

Genetic Programming and Data Structures

Genetic Programming + Data Structures = Automatic Programming!

Authors: Langdon, W.B.

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Computers that `program themselves' has long been an aim of computer scientists. Recently genetic programming (GP) has started to show its promise by automatically evolving programs. Indeed in a small number of problems GP has evolved programs whose performance is similar to or even slightly better than that of programs written by people. The main thrust of GP has been to automatically create functions. While these can be of great use they contain no memory and relatively little work has addressed automatic creation of program code including stored data. This issue is the main focus of Genetic Programming, and Data Structures: Genetic Programming + Data Structures = Automatic Programming!.
This book is motivated by the observation from software engineering that data abstraction (e.g., via abstract data types) is essential in programs created by human programmers. This book shows that abstract data types can be similarly beneficial to the automatic production of programs using GP.
Genetic Programming and Data Structures: Genetic Programming + Data Structures = Automatic Programming! shows how abstract data types (stacks, queues and lists) can be evolved using genetic programming, demonstrates how GP can evolve general programs which solve the nested brackets problem, recognises a Dyck context free language, and implements a simple four function calculator. In these cases, an appropriate data structure is beneficial compared to simple indexed memory. This book also includes a survey of GP, with a critical review of experiments with evolving memory, and reports investigations of real world electrical network maintenance scheduling problems that demonstrate that Genetic Algorithms can find low cost viable solutions to such problems.
Genetic Programming and Data Structures: Genetic Programming + Data Structures = Automatic Programming! should be of direct interest to computer scientists doing research on genetic programming, genetic algorithms, data structures, and artificial intelligence. In addition, this book will be of interest to practitioners working in all of these areas and to those interested in automatic programming.

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`The book is nicely produced ... and well illustrated. The text is well written and is easy to read and understand. The concepts in genetic programming are well presented, as are those in genetic algorithms. The references are selected to be useful. People of a non-mathematical disposition will find few problems in reading this book.'
Robotica, 17 (1999)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Programming and Data Structures
Book Subtitle
Genetic Programming + Data Structures = Automatic Programming!
Authors
Series Title
Genetic Programming
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5731-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5731-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8135-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7625-5
Series ISSN
1566-7863
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 279
Topics