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dc.contributor.authorHill, Seamus
dc.contributor.authorO'Riordan, Colm
dc.identifier.citationHill, Seamus , & O'Riordan, Colm. (2015). Examining the impact of neutrality on genetic algorithm population evolution. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications ECTA, Lisbon, Portugal, DOI: 10.5220/0005594301960203, In Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: ECTA,.en_IE
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the introduction of neutrality as proposed by Kimura (Kimura, 1968) into the genotype-phenotype mapping of a Genetic Algorithm (GA). The paper looks at the evolution of both a simple GA (SGA) and a multi-layered GA (MGA) incorporating a layered genotype-phenotype mapping based on the biological concepts of Transcription and Translation. Previous research in comparing GAs often use performance statistics; in this paper an analysis of population dynamics is used for comparison. Results illustrate that the MGA population’s evolution trajectory is quite different to that of the SGA population over dynamic landscapes and that the introduction of neutrality implicitly maintains genetic diversity within the population primarily through genetic drift in association with selection.en_IE
dc.publisherSciTePress Digital Libraryen_IE
dc.relation.ispartof7th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications ECTA, Lisbon, Portugal.en
dc.subjectNeutral theoryen_IE
dc.subjectGenetic driften_IE
dc.subjectGenetic algorithmsen_IE
dc.titleExamining the impact of neutrality on genetic algorithm population evolutionen_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.local.contactSéamus Hill, Information Technology. 5232 Email:

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