Questions tagged [genetic-algorithms]

Questions on genetic algorithms, a family of evolutionary search heuristics. Genetic Algorithms are adaptive heuristic search algorithms based on the evolutionary ideas of natural selection and generics.

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Disruption in the context of Genetic Algorithms

I'm trying to do a homework problem which references "disruption" in Genetic Algorithms. True or false? For 1-point and 2-point crossover, the schemata which have bits that are close ...
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Selection, crossover and mutation function choice in genetic algorithms

I have been developing a GA for one of the projects I'm working on. I have everything implemented with no problems and I really like how GAs work in general, it's a really cool and relatively new ...
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Classification of job shop scheduling problems

I'm writing a program (using genetic algorithms) that finds sort-of-optimal scheduling plan for a factory. The factory has several types of machines (say, ...
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Computer Music Composition

I've been looking into computer assisted music composition lately for my school project. While searching for literature I came across GenJam, an interactive jazz improvisation software which uses ...
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How to identify when to use Genetic Algorithm/Programming

I have been reading/studying on genetic algorithm/programming, and have implemented Traveling salesman problem. TSP is basically a permutation/combination problem, and I can understand how GA helps ...
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Genetic Algorithm Minimum Population Size

Is there a minimum limit to a pool (population) size when using the genetic algorithm to solve an optimization problem? For example a population of size 2.
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Are genetic algorithms an effective way to train neural networks?

It seems to me that genetic algorithms would be an ideal way to train neural networks so that they come to have the right weights, since they are especially good at escaping local minima, and ...
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NeuroEvolution: NEAT algorithm innovation numbers

I have been reading up on the NeuronEvolution of Augmented Topologies and there's this little thing that's been bothering me. While reading Kenneth Stanley's Paper on NEAT I came on this figure here: ...
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Bit distance and disruption [duplicate]

Earlier, I asked a question defining disruption in Genetic Algorithms. Given that definition, I'm still confused on how to answer the following question. True or false? For 1-point and 2-point ...