Foundations of Genetic Programming (Hardcover)

William B. Langdon, Riccardo Poli

  • 出版商: Demos Medical Publis
  • 出版日期: 2002-02-14
  • 售價: $1,050
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,029
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 260
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 3540424512
  • ISBN-13: 9783540424512
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Genetic programming (GP), one of the most advanced forms of evolutionary computation, has been highly successful as a technique for getting computers to automatically solve problems without having to tell them explicitly how. Since its inceptions more than ten years ago, GP has been used to solve practical problems in a variety of application fields. Along with this ad-hoc engineering approaches interest increased in how and why GP works. This book provides a coherent consolidation of recent work on the theoretical foundations of GP. A concise introduction to GP and genetic algorithms (GA) is followed by a discussion of fitness landscapes and other theoretical approaches to natural and artificial evolution. Having surveyed early approaches to GP theory it presents new exact schema analysis, showing that it applies to GP as well as to the simpler GAs. New results on the potentially infinite number of possible programs are followed by two chapters applying these new techniques.


1. Introduction 2. Fitness Landscapes 3. Program Component Schema Theories 4. Pessimistic GP Schema Theories 5. Exact GP Schema Theorems 6. Lessons from the GP Schema Theory 7. The Genetic Programming Search Space 8. The GP Search Space: Theoretical Analysis 9. Example I: The Artificial Ant 10. Exemple II: The Max Problem 11. Genetic Programming Convergence and Bloat 12. Conclusions