Simulated Evolution and Learning

Volume 4247 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 449-456

Selection Enthusiasm

  • A. AgrawalAffiliated withMiddlesex University
  • , I. MitchellAffiliated withMiddlesex University

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Selection Enthusiasm is a technique that allows weaker individuals in a population to compete with stronger individuals. In essence, each time a individual is selected its enthusiasm for being selected again is diminished relatively; the converse happens to the unselected individuals i.e. their raw fitness is adjusted. Therefore the fitness of an individual is based on two parameters; objectiveness and Selected Enthusiasm. The effects of such a technique are measured and results show that using selection enthusiasism yields fitter individuals and a more diverse population.