Towards a Rational Methodology for Using Evolutionary Search Algorithms

@inproceedings{Sharpe2000TowardsAR,
  title={Towards a Rational Methodology for Using Evolutionary Search Algorithms},
  author={Oliver Sharpe},
  year={2000}
}
Evolutionary search algorithms (ESAs from now on) are itera tive problem solvers developed with inspiration from neo-Darwinian survival of the fittest gene s. This thesis looks at the core issues surrounding ESAs and is a step towards building a rational me thodology for their effective use. Currently there is no such method of best practice rather the whole process of designing and using ESAs is seen as more of a black art than a tried and tested engin eering tool. Consequently, many non… CONTINUE READING