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Linear Genetic Programming

By Markus F. Brameier , Wolfgang Banzhaf

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-3873-1029-9
  • 336 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: February 25, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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Linear Genetic Programming presents a variant of genetic programming (GP) that evolves imperative computer programs as linear sequences of instructions, in contrast to the more traditional functional expressions or syntax trees. Primary characteristics of linear program structure are exploited to achieve acceleration of both execution time and evolutionary progress. Online analysis and optimization of program code lead to more efficient techniques and contribute to a better understanding of the method and its parameters. In particular, the reduction of structural variation step size and non-effective variations play a key role in finding higher quality and less complex solutions. Typical GP phenomena, such as non-effective code, neutral variations, and code growth are investigated from the perspective of linear GP. This book serves as a reference for researchers; it also contains sufficient introductory material for students and those who are new to the field.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Preface.
  2. About the Authors.
  3. Introduction.
  4. Part I Fundamental Analysis: Basic Concepts of Linear Genetic Programming.
  5. Characteristics of the Linear Representation .
  6. A Comparison with Neural Networks.
  7. Part II Method Design: Segment Variations.
  8. Instruction Mutations.
  9. Analysis of Control Parameters.
  10. A Comparison with Tree
  11. Based GP.
  12. Part III Advanced Techniques and Phenomena: Control of Diversity and Variation Step Size.
  13. Code Growth and Neutral Variations.
  14. Evolution of Program Teams.
  15. Epilogue.
  16. References.
  17. Index.

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