The Effect of Plagues in Genetic Programming: A Study of Variable-Size Populations
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A study on the effect of variable size populations in genetic programming is presented in this work.We apply the idea of plague (high desease of individuals).We show that although plagues are generally considered as negative events, they can help populations to save computing time and at the same time surviving individuals can reach high peaks in the fitness landscape.
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- The Effect of Plagues in Genetic Programming: A Study of Variable-Size Populations
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- Genetic Programming
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- 6th European Conference, EuroGP 2003 Essex, UK, April 14–16, 2003 Proceedings
- pp 317-326
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- 1. Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick
- 2. Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho
- 3. Department of Computer Science, Free University of Amsterdam
- 4. Department of Computer Science, University of Essex
- 5. Department of Computer Science, University of Coimbra
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- 6. Computer Science DepartmentCentro Universitario de Merida, University of Extremadura, C/ Sta Teresa de Jornet, 38, 06800, Merida, Spain
- 7. Computer Science Institute, University of Lausanne, 1015, Lausanne, Switzerland
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