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- Agrawal A., Mitchell I. (2006) Selection Enthusiasm. In: Wang TD. et al. (eds) Simulated Evolution and Learning. SEAL 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4247. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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.
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