Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control of Trade-off between Exploration and Exploitation Properties of Genetic Algorithms

  • Adam Slowik
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7269)


An optimal trade-off between exploration and exploitation properties of genetic algorithm is very important in optimization process. Due value steering of these two factors we can prevent a premature convergence of the algorithm. Therefore, better results can be obtained during optimization process with the use of genetic algorithm. In this paper the type-2 fuzzy logic control of trade-off between exploration and exploitation properties of genetic algorithm is presented. Our novel selection method (with application of type-2 fuzzy logic to steering of key parameter in this selection method) is based on previously elaborated mix selection method. In proposed method two factors are taken into consideration: the first is a number of generations of genetic algorithm, and second is a population diversity. Due to these two factors, we can control the trade-off between global and local search of solution space; also due to the type-2 fuzzy control the proposed method is more ”immune” in falling into the trap of local extremum. The results obtained using proposed method (during optimization of test functions chosen from literature) are compared with the results obtained using other selection methods. Also, a statistically importance of obtained results is checked using statistical t-Student test. In almost all cases, the results obtained using proposed selection method are statistically important and better than the results obtained using other selection techniques.


Genetic Algorithm Fuzzy Logic Selection Method Fuzzy Controller Fuzzy Logic System 
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  • Adam Slowik
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  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceKoszalin University of TechnologyKoszalinPoland

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