Authors: Banzhaf, Wolfgang
Brameier, Markus
Title: Explicit Control of Diversity and Effective Variation Distance in Linear Genetic Programming
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: We investigate structural and semantic distance metrics for linear genetic programs. Causal connections between changes of the genotype and fitness changes form a necessary condition for analyzing structural differences between genetic programs and for the two major objectives of this paper: (i) Distance information betweenin-dividuals is used to control structural diversity of population individuals actively by a two-level tournament selection. (ii) Variation distance of effective code is controlled for different genetic operators - including an effective variant of the mutation operator that works closely with the used distance metric. Numerous experiments have been performed for a regression problem, a classification task, and a Boolean problem.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2003/5419
http://dx.doi.org/10.17877/DE290R-15261
Issue Date: 2002-04-08
Publisher: Universität Dortmund
Appears in Collections:Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 531

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