DXNN: A Case Study

  • Gene I. Sher


This chapter presents a case study of a memetic algorithm based TWEANN system that I developed in Erlang, called DXNN. Here we will discuss how DXNN functions, how it is implemented, and the various details and implementation choices I made while building it, and why. We also discuss the various features that it has, the features which we will eventually need to add to the system we’re building together. Our system has a much cleaner and decoupled implementation, and which by the time we’ve reached the last chapter will supersede DXNN in every way.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gene I. Sher
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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