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Evolutionary Algorithms

The Role of Mutation and Recombination

Authors: Spears, William M.

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Despite decades of work in evolutionary algorithms, there remains a lot of uncertainty as to when it is beneficial or detrimental to use recombination or mutation. This book provides a characterization of the roles that recombination and mutation play in evolutionary algorithms. It integrates prior theoretical work and introduces new theoretical techniques for studying evolutionary algorithms. An aggregation algorithm for Markov chains is introduced which is useful for studying not only evolutionary algorithms specifically, but also complex systems in general. Practical consequences of the theory are explored and a novel method for comparing search and optimization algorithms is introduced. A focus on discrete rather than real-valued representations allows the book to bridge multiple communities, including evolutionary biologists and population geneticists.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Algorithms
Book Subtitle
The Role of Mutation and Recombination
Authors
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04199-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04199-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-66950-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08624-3
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
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