Accession Number : AD0629107

Title :   SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Goguen,Joseph A.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This paper contains some results and speculations inspired by and related to H. J. Bremermann's work on evolutionary search. Bremermann's work studies the behavior of evolutionary alogarithms on two wellunderstood problems, linear programs and (in some earlier experiments) systems of linear equations. It is then possible to judge the effectiveness of various evolutionary methods for these problems by comparing with known results and alogarithms. Evolutionary alogrithms are search procedures, and therefore fall into the general area of artificial intelligence. Some of the results here may have relevance to this broader topic. The use of evolutionary analogy and terminology may suggest some significance for biology. This is all discussed. A theorem is presented which demonstrates the value of 'mutation'.

Descriptors :   (*ALGORITHMS, SEARCH THEORY), (*SEARCH THEORY, ALGORITHMS), BIOLOGY, GENETICS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Subject Categories : Biology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE