By Franz Rothlauf
Within the box of genetic and evolutionary algorithms (GEAs), a large number of conception and empirical learn has been fascinated with operators and attempt difficulties, whereas challenge illustration has usually been taken as given. This ebook breaks with this custom and offers a entire evaluate at the impact of challenge representations on GEA functionality. The ebook summarizes present wisdom relating to challenge representations and describes how simple homes of representations, akin to redundancy, scaling, or locality, impression the functionality of GEAs and different heuristic optimization tools. utilizing the constructed idea, representations may be analyzed and designed in a theory-guided topic. The theoretical options are used for fixing integer optimization difficulties and community layout difficulties extra successfully. The ebook is written in an easy-readable kind and is meant for researchers, practitioners, and scholars who are looking to know about representations. This moment version extends the research of the elemental houses of representations and introduces a brand new bankruptcy at the research of direct representations.
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