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A note on representations and variation operators

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2 Author(s)
Fogel, D.B. ; Natural Selection Inc., La Jolla, CA, USA ; Ghozeil, A.

Consideration is given to the effects of representations and operators in evolutionary algorithms. In particular, theorems are presented which establish, under some general assumptions, that no choice of cardinality of a representation offers any intrinsic advantage over another. Functionally equivalent algorithms can be constructed regardless of the chosen representation. Further, a similar effective equivalence of variation operators is shown such that no intrinsic advantage accrues to any particular one-parent operator or any particular two-parent operator

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Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Jul 1997

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