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In this paper, we introduce Lamarckian learning theory into the clonal selection algorithm and propose a sort of Lamarckian clonal selection algorithm, termed as LCSA. The major aim is to utilize effectively the information of each individual to reinforce the exploitation with the help of Lamarckian local search. Recombination operator and tournament selection operator are incorporated into LCSA to further enhance the ability of global exploration. We compared LCSA with the clonal selection algorithm (CSA) in solving twenty benchmark problems to test the performance of LCSA. The results demonstrate that LCSA is effective and efficient in solving numerical optimization problems.
Date of Conference: 1-6 June 2008