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Complexity - A Guided Tour
What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of individual neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex asExpand
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An introduction to genetic algorithms
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An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms is accessible to students and researchers in any scientific discipline. Expand
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Relative Building-Block Fitness and the Building Block Hypothesis
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The building-block hypothesis states that the GA works well when short, low-order, highly-fit schemas recombine to form even more highly fit higher-order schemas, but the GA research community currently lacks precise and quantitative descriptions of how schema processing actually takes place during the typical evolution of a GA search. Expand
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The royal road for genetic algorithms: Fitness landscapes and GA performance
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Genetic algorithms (GAs) play a major role inmanyartiflcial-lifesystems,butthereisoften little detailed understanding of why the GA performs as it does, and little theoretical basis on which to characterize the types of fltness landscapes that lead to successful GA performance. Expand
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Revisiting the Edge of Chaos: Evolving Cellular Automata to Perform Computations
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We present results from an experiment similar to one performed by Packard (1988), in which a genetic algorithm is used to evolve cellular automata to perform a particular computational task. Expand
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Evolving cellular automata to perform computations: mechanisms and impediments
Abstract We present results from experiments in which a genetic algorithm (GA) was used to evolve cellular automata (CAs) to perform a particular computational task - one-dimensional densityExpand
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Evolving Cellular Automata with Genetic Algorithms: A Review of Recent Work
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We review recent work done by our group on applying genetic algorithms (GAs) to the design of cellular automata (CAs) that can perform computations requiring global coordination. Expand
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The Copycat project: a model of mental fluidity and analogy-making
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Copycat is not able to create two simultaneous bonds between two given objects (e.g., both alphabetical and numerical successorship bonds between г and ss). Expand
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Analogy-making as perception - a computer model
  • Melanie Mitchell
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Neural network modeling and connectionism
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Analogy-Making as Perception is based on the premise that analogy-making is fundamentally a high-level perceptual process in which the interaction of perception and concepts gives rise to "conceptual slippages" which allow analogies to be made. Expand
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A Genetic Algorithm Discovers Particle-Based Computation in Cellular Automata
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We analyze the emergent logic underlying these strategies in terms of information processing performed by “particles” in space-time, and we describe the generational progression of the GA evolution of these strategies. Expand
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