UEGO, an abstract niching technique for global optimization
In this paper, uego, a new general technique for accelerating and/or parallelizing existing search methods is suggested. uego is a generalization and simplification of gas, a genetic algorithm (ga) with subpopulation support. With these changes, the niching technique of gas can be applied along with any kind of optimizers. Besides this, uego can be effectively parallelized. Empirical results are also presented which include an analysis of the effects of the user-given parameters and a comparison with a hill climber and a ga.
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