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2 Author(s)
O'Neill, M. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Syst., Limerick Univ., Ireland ; Ryan, C.

We present grammatical evolution, an evolutionary algorithm that can evolve complete programs in an arbitrary language using a variable-length binary string. The binary genome determines which production rules in a Backus-Naur form grammar definition are used in a genotype-to-phenotype mapping process to a program. We demonstrate how expressions and programs of arbitrary complexity may be evolved and compare its performance to genetic programming

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Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 4 )