A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Based on the Potts System


We propose a new evolutionary computational model based on the Potts system. This hybrid approach combines a Genetic Algorithm (GA) with the principles of physical spin systems. The method, called Potts-based Genetic Algorithm (P-GA) involves the evolutionary search principles and those of the Potts's dynamics. Actually, the recombination operation between two individuals is performed by a Potts probability. Numerical experiments show that the proposed model performs similarly or sometimes even better than the standard GAsfor several difficult problems.

DOI: 10.1109/SYNASC.2007.82

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@article{Diosan2007AHG, title={A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Based on the Potts System}, author={Laura Diosan and Dumitru Dumitrescu}, journal={Ninth International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC 2007)}, year={2007}, pages={453-456} }