An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Multi-parent Crossover

  • Chuan-Kang Ting
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3242)


Multi-parent crossovers have shown their superiority over classic two-parent crossovers in several problems. However, they still lack theoretical foundation to support the advantages of using more than two parents. In this paper we propose a uniform population model that helps analyze the behavior of crossover beyond the influence of selection process and the number of parents. An analysis of the probability for multi-parent diagonal crossover to obtain the optimal solution is derived accordingly. Analytical results demonstrate the advantage and limitation of multi-parent crossovers over two-parent crossover.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuan-Kang Ting
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  1. 1.International Graduate School of Dynamic Intelligent SystemsUniversity PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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