Memetic Algorithms

  title={Memetic Algorithms},
  author={Carlos Cotta and Pablo Moscato},
  booktitle={Handbook of Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics},
The term ‘Memetic Algorithms’ [74] (MAs) was introduced in the late 80s to denote a family of metaheuristics that have as central theme the hybridization of different algorithmic approaches for a given problem. Special emphasis was given to the use of a population-based approach in which a set of cooperating and competing agents were engaged in periods of individual improvement of the solutions while they sporadically interact. Another main theme was to introduce problem and instance-dependent… CONTINUE READING


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