String-rewriting grammars for evolutionary architectural design

  title={String-rewriting grammars for evolutionary architectural design},
  author={James McDermott},
Evolutionary methods aff ord a productive and creative alternative design workfl ow. Crucial to success is the choice of formal representation of the problem. String-rewriting context-free grammars (CFGs) are one common option in evolutionary computation, but their suitability for design is not obvious. Here, a CFG-based evolutionary algorithm for design is presented. The process of meta-design is described, in which the CFG is created and then refi ned to produce an improved design language… CONTINUE READING