ADAPTIVE SWITCHING OF MUTATION RATE FOR GENETIC ALGORITHMS AND GENETIC PROGRAMMING

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ABSTRACT

The paper concerns the application of Genetic Algorithms and GeneticĀ Programming to complex tasks such as automated design of control systems, where the space of solutions is non-trivial and may contain discontinuities. An adaptive value-switching mechanism for mutation rate control is proposed. It is shown that the proposed mechanism is useful in preventing the search from getting trapped in local extremes of the fitness landscape.

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