Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms

Authors: Rothlauf, Franz

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In the field of genetic and evolutionary algorithms (GEAs), a large amount of theory and empirical study has focused on operators and test problems, while problem representation has often been taken as given. This book breaks away from this tradition and provides a comprehensive overview on the influence of problem representations on GEA performance.
The book summarizes existing knowledge regarding problem representations and describes how basic properties of representations, such as redundancy, scaling, or locality, influence the performance of GEAs and other heuristic optimization methods. Using the developed theory, representations can be analyzed and designed in a theory-guided matter. The theoretical concepts are used for solving integer optimization problems and network design problems more efficiently.
The book is written in an easy-to-read style and is intended for researchers, practitioners, and students who want to learn about representations. This second edition extends the analysis of the basic properties of representations and introduces a new chapter on the analysis of direct representations.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Rothlauf, Dr. Franz

  • Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms

    Pages 9-32

    Rothlauf, Dr. Franz

  • Three Elements of a Theory of Representations

    Pages 33-96

    Rothlauf, Dr. Franz

  • Time-Quality Framework for a Theory-Based Analysis and Design of Representations

    Pages 97-115

    Rothlauf, Dr. Franz

  • Analysis of Binary Representations of Integers

    Pages 117-140

    Rothlauf, Dr. Franz

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32444-7
DOI
10.1007/3-540-32444-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25059-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06410-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 325
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 104 in the series "Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing"
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