The Computational Complexity of NK Fitness Functions

  title={The Computational Complexity of NK Fitness Functions},
  author={Alden H. Wright},
N-K fitness landscapes have been widely used as examples and test functions in the field of evolutionary computation. Thus, the computational complexity of these landscapes as optimization problems is of interest. We investigate the computational complexity of the problem of optimizing the N-K fitness functions and related fitness functions. We give an algorithm to optimize adjacent-model N-K fitness functions which is polynomial in N . We show that the decision problem corresponding to… CONTINUE READING
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