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Haploid-diploid evolutionary algorithms: The Baldwin effect and recombination nature’s way

Bull, L


Lawrence Bull
School Director (Research & Enterprise) and Professor


This paper uses the recent idea that the fundamental haploid-diploid lifecycle of eukaryotic organisms implements a rudimentary form of learning within evolution. A general approach for evolutionary computation is here derived that differs from all previous known work using diploid representations. The primary role of recombination is also changed from that previously considered in both natural and artificial evolution under the new view. Using well-known abstract tuneable models it is shown that varying fitness landscape ruggedness varies the benefit of the new approach.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 2017 AISB Convention
Start Date Apr 18, 2017
End Date Apr 22, 2017
Acceptance Date Mar 13, 2017
Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation Symposium: Proceedings of the 2017 AISB Convention
Contract Date Mar 16, 2017