Adaptive Evolutionary Algorithm Based on a Cliqued Gibbs Sampling over Graphical Markov Model Structure

  • Eunice Esther Ponce-de-Leon-Senti
  • Elva Diaz-Diaz
Part of the Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization book series (ALO, volume 14)


This chapter introduces Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs) based on a learning strategy with two steps. The first step is based on the estimation of the searching sample complexity through an index based on the sample entropy. The searching sample algorithm learns a tree, and then, uses a sample complexity index to prognose the missing edges to obtain the cliques of the structure of the estimating distribution adding more edges if necessary. In the second step a new population is generated by a new cliqued Gibbs sampler (CG-Sampler) that drags through the space of solutions driven by the cliques of the learned graphical Markov model. Two variants of this algorithm are compared, the Adaptive Tree Cliqued - EDA (ATC-EDA) and the Adaptive Extended Tree Cliqued - EDA (AETC-EDA), and the Boltzmann selection procedure is used in CG-Sampler. They are tested with 5 known functions defined for 48, 50, 99 and 100 variables, and compared to Univariate Marginal Distribution Algorithm (UMDA). The performance of the two algorithms compared to UMDA is equal for OneMax and ZeroMax functions. The ATC-EDA and AETC-EDA are better than the UMDA for the other 3 functions.


Markov Random Fields Gibbs Distribution Distribution Algorithm Clique Size Bayesian Optimization Algorithm 
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  • Eunice Esther Ponce-de-Leon-Senti
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  • Elva Diaz-Diaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Sciences DepartmentAutonomous University of AguascalientesAguascalientesMexico

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