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1. viii Line 13, change " iteration s " to " iterations " 2. xv Line 17, change " Figure 99.1 " to " Figure 1 " 3. xv Lines 20-21, delete the sentence " GP-related resources are provided in an appendix. " 4. xvi Figure 99.1, change " 99.1 " to " 1 " 5. xvii After the 2 nd bulleted item beginning " Part III, " insert the following, additional bullet, Y Four(More)
– The design (synthesis) of analog electrical circuits starts with a high-level statement of the circuit's desired behavior and requires creating a circuit that satisfies the specified design goals. Analog circuit synthesis entails the creation of both the topology and the sizing (numerical values) of all of the circuit's components. The difficulty of the(More)
Genetic programming is an automatic method for creating a computer program or other complex structure to solve a problem. This paper first reviews various instances where genetic programming has previously produced human-competitive results. It then presents new human-competi-Ž. tive results involving the automatic synthesis of the design of both the(More)
This paper describes an automated process for designing electrical circuits in which "What You Want Is What You Get" ("WYWIWYG" – pronounced "wow-eee-wig"). The design process uses genetic programming to produce both the topology of the desired circuit and the sizing (numerical values) for all the components of a circuit. Genetic programming successfully(More)
Recent work has demonstrated that genetic programming is capable of automatically creating complex networks (such as analog electrical circuits and controllers) whose behavior is modeled by linear and non-linear continuous-time differential equations and whose behavior matches prespecified output values. The concentrations of substances participating in(More)
– It would be desirable if computers could solve problems without the need for a human to write the detailed programmatic steps. That is, it would be desirable to have a domain-independent automatic programming technique in which "What You Want Is What You Get" ("WYWIWYG" – pronounced "wow-eee-wig"). Genetic programming is such a technique. This paper(More)
This paper describes how genetic programming can be used to automate the synthesis of the design of both the topology and parameter values for controllers. The method described in this paper automatically makes decisions concerning the total number of processing blocks to be employed in the controller, the type of each block, the topological(More)
Analog electrical circuits that perform mathematical functions (e.g., cube root, square) are called computational circuits. Computational circuits are of special practical importance when the small number of required mathematical functions does not warrant converting an analog signal into a digital signal, performing the mathematical function in the digital(More)