Adaptive crossover in genetic algorithms using statistics mechanism
Genetic Algorithms (GAs) emulate the natural evolution process and maintain a population of potential solutions to a given problem. Through the population, GAs implicitly maintain the statistics about the search space. This implicit statistics can be used explicitly to enhance GA's performance. Inspired by this idea, a statistics-based adaptive non-uniform crossover (SANUX) has been proposed. SANUX uses the statistics information of the alleles in each locus to adaptively calculate the swapping probability of that locus for crossover operation. A simple triangular function has been used to calculate the swapping probability. In this paper new functions, the trapezoid and exponential functions, are proposed for SANUX instead of the triangular function. Experiment results show that both functions further improve the performance of SANUX.
Citation:Yang, S. (2002) Adaptive crossover in genetic algorithms using statistics mechanism. In: R. Standish, M. Bedau and H. Abbass (editors), Proceedings of the 8th Int. Conf. on Artificial Life (ALife VIII), pp. 182-185
Research Group:Centre for Computational Intelligence