Using Genetic Algorithms to Explore Pattern Recognition in the Immune System

  title={Using Genetic Algorithms to Explore Pattern Recognition in the Immune System},
  author={Stephanie Forrest and Robert E. Smith and Brenda Javornik and Alan S. Perelson},
  journal={Evolutionary Computation},
This paper describes an immune system model based on binary strings. The purpose of the model is to study the pattern-recognition processes and learning that take place at both the individual and species levels in the immune system. The genetic algorithm (GA) is a central component of the model. The paper reports simulation experiments on two pattern-recognition problems that are relevant to natural immune systems. Finally, it reviews the relation between the model and explicit fitness-sharing… CONTINUE READING
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