|Appears in Collections:||Computing Science and Mathematics Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Automatically Designing More General Mutation Operators of Evolutionary Programming for Groups of Function Classes Using a Hyper-Heuristic|
|Citation:||Hong L, Drake J, Woodward J & Ozcan E (2016) Automatically Designing More General Mutation Operators of Evolutionary Programming for Groups of Function Classes Using a Hyper-Heuristic In: GECCO '16 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2016, New York: ACM. GECCO '16: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2016, 20.7.2016 - 24.7.2016, Denver, CO, USA, pp. 725-732.|
|Conference Name:||GECCO '16: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2016|
|Conference Location:||Denver, CO, USA|
|Abstract:||In this study we use Genetic Programming (GP) as an offline hyper-heuristic to evolve a mutation operator for Evolutionary Programming. This is done using the Gaussian and uniform distributions as the terminal set, and arithmetic operators as the function set. The mutation operators are automatically designed for a specific function class. The contribution of this paper is to show that a GP can not only automatically design a mutation operator for Evolutionary Programming (EP) on functions generated from a specific function class, but also can design more general mutation operators on functions generated from groups of function classes. In addition, the automatically designed mutation operators also show good performance on new functions generated from a specific function class or a group of function classes.|
|Status:||Book Chapter: author post-print (pre-copy editing)|
|Rights:||Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in GECCO '16 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2016, Pages 725-732 by ACM. The original publication is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2908812.2908958|
|Affiliation:||University of Nottingham Ningbo China|
University of Nottingham
Computing Science - CSM Dept
University of Nottingham
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