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Title:The Nature of Niching: Genetic Algorithms and the Evolution of Optimal, Cooperative Populations
Author(s):Horn, Jeffrey
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Goldberg, D.E.
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Biology, Ecology
Abstract:We extend the above analysis by looking at some aspects of the general case of multiple overlapping niches. We discover that calculating the equilibrium point for three or more niches under resource sharing can be computationally expensive, as evidenced by the difficulty that GA selection has in reaching it. We present some evidence that equilibrium can thus represent solutions to hard problems, and that selection plus sharing might be a computationally intensive yet efficient algorithm (even without the exploration operators of recombination and mutation). (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Issue Date:1997
Description:242 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812622
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997

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