Fundamental Limitations on Search Algorithms: Evolutionary Computing in Perspective

@inproceedings{Radcliffe1995FundamentalLO,
  title={Fundamental Limitations on Search Algorithms: Evolutionary Computing in Perspective},
  author={Nicholas J. Radcliffe and Patrick D. Surry},
  booktitle={Computer Science Today},
  year={1995}
}
The past twenty years has seen a rapid growth of interest in stochas- tic search algorithms, particularly those inspired by natural processes in physics and biology. Impressive results have been demonstrated on complex practical op- timisation problems and related search applications taken from a variety of fields, but the theoretical understanding of these algorithms remains weak. This results partly from the insufficient attention that has been paid to results showing certain fundamental… 

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